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Dr Tony Sharpe

Dr Tony Sharpe

Senior Lecturer

County College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YD


Tel: +44 1524 593817
Location: B97

My research interests are in modern and contemporary English and American writing, with a particular but not exclusive interest in poetry.  Most of my books have focused on poetry (Eliot, Stevens, Auden), and my most recent has been an edited collection of essays about Auden from Cambridge University Press (2013).  My current research continues these interests, including work on Auden and Stevens as well as on more contemporary writers, and at a broader level connects with areas such as: writing and landscape (or place); writing and the religious impulse; writing and seeing (including the extension beyond textual into visual), and critical creativity.

PhD Supervision Interests

I would be interested in supervising any students whose research topics fall within Modern and contemporary writing in English, but particularly those working on poetry.

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)

2013

W H Auden in Context

Sharpe, A. (ed.) 03/2013 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 417 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Auden's Northerliness

Sharpe, A. 03/2013 W H Auden in context. Sharpe, T. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Introduction

Sharpe, A. 2013 W.H. Auden in context. Sharpe, T. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2012

"The North, My World": W.H. Auden's Pennine Ways

Sharpe, A. 15/06/2012 The Literary North. Cockin, K. (ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2011

'Our never-to-be-slighted "fun"'

Sharpe, A. 2011 Crrritic!: Sighs, Cries, Lies, Insults, Outbursts, Hoaxes.... Schad, J. & Tearle, O. (eds.). Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, p. 25-42

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Final Beliefs: Stevens and Auden

Sharpe, T. 03/2011 In: Literature and Theology. 25, 1, p. 64-78

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

"Having to Construct": Dissembly Lines in the "Ariel" Poems and Ash-Wednesday

Sharpe, T. 2009 A Companion to T.S. Eliot. Chinitz, D. (ed.). UK: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 191-203

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2008

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Paysage moralise: Auden and maps.

Sharpe, T. 12/2007 In: Auden Newsletter. 29, p. 5-12 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

W. H. Auden.

Sharpe, A. E. 2007 Routledge.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2006

The Planet on the Table: Some Modernist Perspectives on Globalism.

Sharpe, A. E. 2006 Globalisation and its Discontents: Writing the Global Culture. Boydell and Brewer, 104 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2004

Auden's Prose.

Sharpe, A. E. 2004 Cambridge Companion to W H Auden. Cambridge University Press, 110 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2000

Wallace Stevens: a literary life.

Sharpe, T. 2000 New York: St. Martin's Press. 220 p. (Literary lives)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1999

(Per)versions of law in literature

Sharpe, A. E. 1999 Law and literature. Freeman, M. D. A. & Lewis, A. D. E. (eds.). 1999, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 91-115 25 p. (Current legal issues)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1991

T S Eliot: a literary life

Sharpe, A. 1991 Macmillan. 189 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Vladimir Nabokov

Sharpe, A. 1991 Hodder Arnold.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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