Sharon is a professor of early modern and medieval literature at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her areas of interest include Shakespeare, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, language, space, and culture.


Ph.D.   British Renaissance literature (drama, poetry, prose) with a secondary concentration in medieval literature. University of Missouri (Research 1 institution), Columbia, MO. Completed: 2011

MA     English literature with a concentration in British Renaissance literature (drama, poetry and prose). University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Completed 2000. Accepted into the accelerated MA/Ph.D program for term beginning August, 1999.

BA       English literature. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Completed 1998

BA       Communicative Disorders. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 1994

New York University, New York, NY Tisch School of the Arts, Circle in the Square Studio student in Theater, 1988-1989

Other Publications

Book Chapters: 

“Traversing Monstrosity: Power and Peril upon Shakespeare’s Roads.” Reading the Road in Shakespeare’s Britain. Eds. Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus, forthcoming.

“The Kingdom of our own language”: Language and Space and Nation in Shakespeare. Crossing Borders: Delineations of Space in Medieval and Early Modern Literature. Ed. David Pecan. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Forthcoming.


 “Thou Map of Woe”: Mapping the Feminine in Titus Andronicus and King LearEnglish Studies. 97(5) (2016): 546-67.

 Playing God: The Landscape of Resurrection in Romeo and Juliet. Cahiers Élisabéthains, journal of the Institut de Recherches sur la Renaissance, l’Âge Classique et les Lumières. Spring (2013): 11-21.

Shakespeare and the Landscape of Death: Crossing the Boundaries of Life and the Afterlife. Shakespeare: Journal of the British Shakespeare Association, 8:2 (2012): 171-94.

Straddling Genres: McKillip and the Landscape of the Female Hero-Identity. The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 16:3 (2006): 206-18.

 Inside-Out and Outside-In: Landscape and the Unnatural in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth. The Upstart Crow: A Shakespeare Journal. 23 (2003): 39-51.

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