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Sharon Rowley

Sharon Rowley

Professor

McMurran Hall 209
(757) 594-8874
srowley@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in Old English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
  • MA in English, University of Chicago
  • BA in English, Temple University

Teaching

Old and Middle English language and literature, Arthurian romance, dream visions, textual culture, early modern drama.

Research

The Old English version of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica, early English manuscripts, textual culture, Old and Middle English language and literature, Arthurian romance, dream visions, Shakespeare.

Biography

Dr. Sharon M. Rowley is Professor of English. Her scholarly interests include the reception and transmission of Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica in the Middle Ages, Old and Middle English manuscripts and textuality, Old English prose, anonymous homilies and otherworldly visions. She has published articles on all of these topics, including ‘Textual Studies, Gender and Performance in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’, The Chaucer Review 38.2 (2003) and ‘Bede and the Northern Kingdoms’, The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature, ed. Clare Lees, 2012. Her book, The Old English Version of Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica, was published by D.S. Brewer in 2011. She is currently working on a new critical edition of the Old English version of Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica with Greg Waite (Otago, NZ), with major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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