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Dr Sharon Young

Lecturer in English Literature

Institute of Humanities

Contact Details

email: s.young@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 542428

My teaching interests include, Renaissance, Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, women’s poetry, and literary theory. My research focuses mainly on women’s poetry of the early modern period, Renaissance revenge tragedy and women’s manuscript culture. I have published on female poets and the critical debates of the early eighteenth century and Mary Leapor. I am also admissions and recruitment tutor for English Literature.

Qualifications

BA Hons French and German, University of Hull
BA Hons English Literary Studies, University of Worcester
PhD in English Literature, University of Worcester 

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching

I teach across a range of modules, primarily focusing on the early modern period, including Renaissance drama, religious and political poetry, Restoration literature and the eighteenth-century self. I also teach modules covering European fiction, the Gothic and literary theory.

Research

My PhD research focused on the country house in English women’s poetry, 1650-1750. My broader research interests include women’s’ writing, Revenge tragedy and manuscript culture.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

I am a member of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies and the Renaissance Society.

Publications

Publications

Young, S. (2015) Visiting the Country House:  Generic Innovation in Mary Leapor’s “Crumble-Hall.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 34.1

Young, S. (2014) “The Critick and the Writer of Fables”:  Anne Finch and the Critical Debates, 1690-1720. Digital Defoe, 6.1

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Between 2011 and January 2018 I was executive secretary of The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Prior to that I was the postgraduate representative on the same committee.