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Sharon Larson

Sharon Larson

Assistant Professor

McMurran Hall 109
(757) 594-7109


  • Ph D in French Studies, Brown University
  • MA in French Studies, Brown University
  • BA in French Language and Literature, Smith College


19th - and 20th- Century French Literature and Culture
All levels of French Language
Women Writers
19th-Century Medical Texts
Naturalism in the French-, Spanish-, and German- speaking worlds


19th-Century Literature and Culture
Decadent and Naturalist Literatures
Gender and Sexuality Studies
French Women Writers
Medical Discourses in Literature


Dr. Sharon Larson is assistant professor of French at Christopher Newport University. She received her Ph.D. in French studies from Brown University in 2009 and her B.A. from Smith College in 2001. Her research examines representations of malevolent femininity in Decadent and Naturalist literatures, as well as medical discourses on sexual difference in the late nineteenth century. She has published articles in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Women in French Studies, Dix-neuf, Excavatio, L’Érudit franco-espagnol and Nineteenth-Century Contexts. She is currently preparing a book project on fin-de-siècle author Jane de la Vaudère.

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