Sharon Harrow

Office: Horton Hall 304
(717) 477-1183


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

Teaching Interests: 

  • 18th-century British and Postcolonial Literature & Culture 
  • Composition
  • Pedagogy
  • Cultural Studies
  • Feminist Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies 
  • Literature and Culture of Sport

Undergraduate Courses Taught: 

Current Projects: 

Book: Adapting the 18th-Century: Pedagogies and Practices. Under Review with the University of Rochester Press. (co-edited with Kirsten Saxton; sole author of Chapter "Eliza Haywood's 'Bad Habits'")

Book chapter: "Teaching Satire to Pillory Fake News, or the Pedagogical Value of the 18th-Century Satire in the 21st Century." Pen, Ink, and Achievement: A Festschrift for Gabriel Hornstein. Eds

Featured Publications: 


British Sporting Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century, (Ed.) Ashgate Publishing, 2015; Routledge Press, 2016. Recent review listed the book as "particularly exciting this year" in Haggerty, G. E. "Recent Studies in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century." SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, vol. 57 no. 2017, pp. 645-696. Project MUSE, DOI: 10.1353/sel.2017.0028

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)

Articles, Book Chapters, Encyclopedia Entries, and Reviews (abbreviated) 

"Arpasia; Or, The Wanderer." The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth Century Novel, 1660-1820, Ed. April London. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018 or 2019

"The Nabob: A Novel. In A Series of Letters. By at Lady. In Two Volumes. " The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Nove, 1660-1820, Ed. April London. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018 or 2019. 

“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. 

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