Sharon Harrow

Professor of English

Co-Chair, Women's Caucus of the American Society for 18th-Century Studies

Office: Wright Hall, 325
Phone:  477.1183
Email:srharr@ship.edu
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Harrow 

Education/Degrees:
B.A., University of Michigan (1990)
M.A., University of Arizona (1994)
Ph.D., University of Arizona (1999)

Research/Teaching Interests:
18th century British literature and culture, Feminist theory, Postcolonial theory, Pedagogy, Native American literature, Ethnic Studies

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

Adventures in Domesticity: Gender and Colonial Adulteration in Eighteenth-Century British Literature, AMS Press, 2004.  Reviewed in Times Literary Supplement (London, 4/05), Choice (3/05), Studies in English Literature (Summer 2005), 18th-Century Intelligencer (2/06)

 

British Sporting Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century (ed), Ashgate Publishing, 2015.  http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?title_id=1219172991&edition_id=1219187749&page=637&calcTitle=1

ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND REVIEWS

“Ideology and Satire in English Bareknuckle Boxing Literature.” Cultures of Boxing. Ed. David Scott. Oxford: Peter Lang.  Forthcoming 2015 

“Empire.” Samuel Johnson in Context. Ed. Jack Lynch. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012: 182-190.

"Gender & Genre." Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830. 2.1 (2012). 

Assignment in Pedagogy Share, Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts 1640-1830 2.1 (2012)

“Anna Maria Falconbridge.”  Dictionary of African Biography. Ed. Henry Louis Gates & Emmanuel K. Akyeampong. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. (online and in print)

“Having Text: Desire and Language in Haywood's Love in Excess and The Distressed Orphan.” Eighteenth Century Fiction. 22.2 (2009): 279-308. 

Review of Paul Salzman’s Reading Early Modern Women’s Writing (Oxford 2006).  The Scriblerian 42: 1 (Autumn 2009) 

(Article-length book review) Rev. of Reading Sex in the Eighteenth Century: Bodies and Gender in English Erotic Culture by Karen Harvey. Reviews In History, Institute for Historical Research, University of London. September 2005. <www.history.ac.uk/reviews>          

Introduction and general editor: “Memorial Special Feature: Douglas Canfield,” Eighteenth-Century Theory and Interpretation (guest editor), 46:3 (Fall 2005)

“Trading in the Blush: Domesticating the Colony in Eighteenth-Century Travel Narrative,” The Journal of African Travel Writing 5 (1998)

PRESENTATIONS   
International and National Conferences

3/16     Will Co-Chair “Adapting the Eighteenth Century: Pedagogies and Practices” at the American Society for 18th-Century Studies annual conference in March 2016.

03/15   “Satire and Ideology in 18th-century Sports Poetry" on panel “The Cultures of Sport in the 18th Century,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles

03/15   Chair, double session Roundtable, “Teaching Literary Relatives” at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles

03/14   Invited speaker, Symposium: Sporting Life: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Cultures of Sport in the 18th and 19th Centuries, University of Paris-Sorbonne.  Sponsored by a Franco-Canadian grant.  http://sl.hypotheses.org/past-events-3/sorbonne-guelph-conference-programme/conference-report-sporting-life

 

03/14   Co-Host, Organizer, & Fundraiser, Masquerade Ball for the Women's Caucus of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Williamsburg, VA. (raised approx $15,000)

03/13   Panelist, “Live Text as Interpretive Model: Congreve’s Way of the World,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Cleveland, OH

10/13   Panelist, “Talking Feminisms: Pedagogy, Personal Experience, and Professional Space,” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, London, Ontario

07/13   Attendee, Women’s Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century Conference, Southampton Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Chawton House Library, Hampshire, England

03/12   “The Sports Mock Heroic” on panel “‘The paths of pleasure’: Games and Sports in the Eighteenth Century,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, San Antonio, TX

03/12    Chair, “The Problems and Pleasures of Taking Account:  21st- century Biographies of 18th-century People,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, San Antonio, TX

03/11   Panelist, “Teaching Eighteenth-Century Literature as a Feminist Scholar in the New Millennium,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vancouver, BC

08/10   Talk-back after Broadway performance of “The Punishing Blow,” Theatre Row, NYC

03/10   “Performing 18th-century British Literature: Facebook & Pedagogy in the Web 2.0 Classroom," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Albuquerque, NM

03/10   “The Fight of the Century! Mendoza v. Pope: At once the Source, the End, and Test of the Art and Science of Boxing,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Albuquerque, NM

03/09   “Boxing for England,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Richmond, VA

03/09   Chair, Roundtable: “How Long is the Eighteenth Century?” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Richmond, VA

03/09   Chair, Panel: “The Performing Self,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Richmond, VA

03/08   Nominated, Chair, Women’s Caucus Roundtable, “Future of Feminism in Eighteenth-Century Studies.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Portland, OR

07/07   “The Fiction of Englishness in Eighteenth-Century Boxing Literature,” International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Montpellier, France 

07/07   Chair, “Truth and Fiction in the Age of Enlightenment,” International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Montpellier, France 

03/07   “Awkwardness: Teaching the Fraught, the Embarrassing, and the Taboo,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Atlanta, GA

03/07   Invited speaker: “Splintering Studies?: Eighteenth-Century Studies and Women’s Studies,Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Lesbian Studies…,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Atlanta, GA

03/07   Chair, “Women's Public and Private Writing in Eighteenth-Century England,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Atlanta, GA

10/07   "Haywood's Hebrew: Researching Contemporary Contexts for Reprint Editions," East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Gettysburg College, PA

07/06  Chair, “Space & Place in Eighteenth-Century Writing,” Literary London: Representations of London in Literature, An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Greenwich, England

07/06   “London Pugilists,” Literary London: Representations of London in Literature, An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Greenwich, England

03/06   “Promiscuous Language and the Risk of Restraint in Eliza Haywood’s Seduction Fiction,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Montreal, Canada

10/05   “The Fancy’s First Professors: Boxing and British Nationalism in the Long Eighteenth Century,” East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Annapolis, MD

07/05   Chair, “Eighteenth-Century London,” Literary London: Representations of London in Literature, An Interdisciplinary Conference, Kingston University, England

03/05   Chair, “Virtue and Vice in the Eighteenth Century” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Las Vegas, NM

03/05   “Unnatural Crimes and Unspeakable Absences: The Case of Fielding’s The Female Husband,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Las Vegas, NM

10/ 04  “Teaching Libertine Literature,” East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Cape May, NJ

07/ 04 “London and Libertinage,” Literary London: Representations of London in Literature, An Interdisciplinary Conference, London, England

03/ 04  Chair and speaker: “The Art of Natural Disorder: Giving a Loose to Eliza Haywood’s Language of Love,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Boston, MA

07/03   Nominated to serve as chair for the Women’s Caucus Roundtable: “Navigating Troubled Waters: Women and Institutional Politics,” International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles, CA

10/02   “Women Who Dive into the Righteous Fall: Writing Desire in Eliza Haywood’s Love in Excess,” Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, New York City, NY

04/02   “Teaching the TransAtlantic Eighteenth Century,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Colorado Springs, CO

11/00   “Monstrous Adventures in Domesticity: Miscegenation and Englishness in Jane Austen and Mary Shelley,” Group for Early Modern Cultures, New Orleans, LA

04/00   “‘A great deal better employed doing nothing’: The Role of Female Labor and the Danger of Difference in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park,” American Society for Eighteenth-

Century Studies, Philadelphia, PA

09/99   “‘The sun appears to affect the sexes very differently’: Femininity, Sentimentality, and Creolization Janet Shaw’s Journal of a Lady of Quality,” Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century

British Women Writers Conference, Albuquerque, NM

07/99   “Domesticating the Colonial Heart in Richard Cumberland’s The West Indian,” Tenth International Congress on the Enlightenment, Dublin, Ireland

03/99   “‘Homely Adventures’ and Colonial Masquerade: Sex, Trade, and Travel in Defoe,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Milwaukee, WI

03/98   “Trading in the Blush: Domesticating the Colony in Eighteenth-Century Travel Narrative,” Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Women Writers Conference, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Current Happenings 

9/17/15:  Prof. Kim van Alkemade will read from her debut novel, Orphan #8, at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

10/15/15:  Pulitzer Prize winning author Adam Johnson will read from his new collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. 
All events are free and open to all!