Dr. Sharon M. Rowley,
Associate Professor of English

curriculum vitae

Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, 1996
Dissertation: Reading Miracles in Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica gentis anglorum.

Dr. Rowley specializes in Old and Middle English language and literature, manuscript studies and Shakespeare. Her book on The Old English version of Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica (2011, Boydell & Brewer, Ltd.), is the first full length study of one of the most important works of prose to survive from Anglo-Saxon England. She has also published many articles on the Historia ecclesiastica and the Old English version of it, as well as on textual studies, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Old English homilies and Otherworldly visions. She has an essay on “Bede in Later Anglo-Saxon England” in the recently released Cambridge Companion to Bede. Her essay "Bede and the Northern Kingdoms," is forthcoming in the Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature.
    In 2007-08, Dr. Rowley was awarded a Fellowship from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities to work on her book. During that year she held positions as Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, and an Honorary Research Associate of the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge University. She is currently working on a new edition of the OEHE with Dr. Gregory Waite of the University of Otago, New Zealand.