Dr Tony Sharpe

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

Tony Sharpe 's main research interests are in modern British and American literature, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on poetry. In addition to articles and chapters, his principal mongraphs to date have been on Vladimir Nabokov (1991), T.S. Eliot (1991), Wallace Stevens (2000) and W.H. Auden (2007). Most recently he has edited a collection of essays, W. H. Auden in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has also published essays which explore the creative side of critical writing. He is interested in connections between writing and place, writing and religion, and the extension of the book beyond textuality.

He is himself a Dorset man happily transplanted to Cumbria, where he lives with his wife and children.

Current postgraduate students:

Siobhan Campbell (creative writing Ph.D. jointly with Paul Farley)

Qiang Huang (T.S. Eliot and Politics)

'Dead Opposites' or 'Reconciled Among the Stars'?: Stevens and Eliot
Sharpe, A.E. 25/09/2017 In: Wallace Stevens Journal .
Journal article

Knowing Your Place: Auden on Location
Sharpe, A.E. 09/2017 In: English Without Boundaries. Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing p. 104-118. 15 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

'Hello hello are you there?': theatrics of place in Eliot's poetry
Sharpe, A.E. 06/2017 In: Journal of the T. S. Eliot Society (UK). 2017, p. 1-24. 24 p.
Journal article

'[Wallace Stevens and] Religion'
Sharpe, A.E. 03/2017 In: Wallace Stevens in Context. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 277-285. 9 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

W H Auden and the Criterion of the Ear
Sharpe, A.E. 01/2017 In: Essays in Criticism. 67, 1, p. 37-58. 22 p.
Journal article

'Always Present': T S Eliot and Re-cantation
Sharpe, A.E. 2/11/2016 In: Modernism/modernity.
Journal article

Unbearable lightness: some modern instances in Auden, Stevens and Eliot
Sharpe, T. 10/2016 In: Romanticism. 22, 3, p. 312-321. 10 p.
Journal article

'Somehow integrated': 'doctrine' and 'poetry' in T.S. Eliot
Sharpe, A.E. 07/2016 In: Religion and Myth in T.S. Eliot's Poetry. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing p. 27-47. 21 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Whitman and Stevens in the UK: some personal reflections
Sharpe, A.E. 03/2016 In: Wallace Stevens Journal . 40, 1 (Spring 2016), p. 75-82. 8 p.
Journal article

'"No permission to be idle":: W H Auden's work ethics
Sharpe, T. 08/2015 In: Auden at work. Basingstoke : Palgrave-Macmillan p. 275-293. 19 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

W.H. Auden: the loveliness that is the case
Sharpe, T. 03/2015 In: The persistence of beauty. London : Pickering and Chatto p. 87-102. 16 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

'"The Difficultest Rigor": writing about Wallace Stevens
Sharpe, T. 2014 In: Twentieth Century Literature. 60, 1, p. 111-118. 8 p.
Journal article

Cultural immaterialism: Wallace Stevens in virtual Paris
Sharpe, T. 2014 In: Key Words : A Journal of Cultural Materialism. 12, p. 108-124. 17 p.
Journal article

Auden's Northerliness
Sharpe, A. 03/2013 In: W H Auden in context. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

W H Auden in Context
Sharpe, A. 03/2013 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 417 p. ISBN: 9780521196574.
Book

Introduction
Sharpe, A. 2013 In: W.H. Auden in context. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

"The North, My World": W.H. Auden's Pennine Ways
Sharpe, A. 15/06/2012 In: The Literary North. Basingstoke : Palgrave-Macmillan
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Final Beliefs: Stevens and Auden
Sharpe, T. 03/2011 In: Literature and Theology. 25, 1, p. 64-78.
Journal article

'Our never-to-be-slighted "fun"'
Sharpe, A. 2011 In: Crrritic!. Brighton : Sussex Academic Press p. 25-42.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

"Having to Construct": Dissembly Lines in the "Ariel" Poems and Ash-Wednesday
Sharpe, T. 2009 In: A Companion to T.S. Eliot. UK : Wiley-Blackwell p. 191-203.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Conversion Narratives or 'The Farmer and the Cowboy Should be Friends'
Sharpe, A. 2008 In: British and Irish Contemporary Poetry. 1, 1, p. 63-71. 9 p.
Journal article

Paysage moralise : Auden and maps.
Sharpe, T. 12/2007 In: Auden Newsletter. 29, p. 5-12. 8 p.
Journal article

W. H. Auden.
Sharpe, A.E. 2007 Routledge. ISBN: 0415327369.
Book

The Planet on the Table: Some Modernist Perspectives on Globalism.
Sharpe, A.E. 2006 In: Globalisation and its Discontents: Writing the Global Culture. Boydell and Brewer 104 p. ISBN: 1843840758.
Chapter

Auden's Prose.
Sharpe, A.E. 2004 In: Cambridge Companion to W H Auden. Cambridge University Press 110 p. ISBN: 0521536472.
Chapter

Wallace Stevens : a literary life.
Sharpe, T. 2000 New York : St. Martin's Press. 220 p. ISBN: 0312220693.
Book

(Per)versions of law in literature
Sharpe, A.E. 1999 In: Law and literature. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 91-115. 25 p. ISBN: 0198298137.
Chapter

T S Eliot: a literary life
Sharpe, A. 1991 Macmillan. 189 p. ISBN: 9780312062033.
Book

Vladimir Nabokov
Sharpe, A. 1991 Hodder Arnold.
Book