MICHAEL D. SHARP

Lecturer, English Department

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1999
tel.: 607-777-2418
fax.: 607-777-2408 
e-mail: msharp@binghamton.edu

Areas of Interest

Medieval Literature 
American Crime Fiction 
Comics 
Popular Fiction 
Arthurian Literature

Books and Recent Articles

As Editor:

Popular Contemporary Writers. 11 vols., ed. Michael D. Sharp ( Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2006).
"The Legacy of Raymond Chandler: 'Neither Tarnished Nor Afraid.'" Collection of articles co-edited with Miranda Hickman in a special number of Studies in the Novel 35.3 (Fall 2003).

As Author:

Introduction, "Lynda Barry," and "Patricia Highsmith." In Popular Contemporary Writers. 11 vols., ed. Michael D. Sharp ( Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2006)
"Revenge" and ‘"The Simpsons."' In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Themes, Works, and Wonders. 3 vols. Ed. Gary Wesfahl. Foreword by Neil Gaiman ( Westport, CT: Green wood Press, 2005). 
"Plotting Chandler's Demise: Ross Macdonald and the Neo-Aristotelian Detective Novel." Studies in the Novel 35 (2003): 405-26.
"Reading Chaucer's 'Manly man': The Trouble with Masculinity in the Monk's Prologue and Tale," in Masculinities in Chaucer: Approaches to Maleness in the Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, ed. Peter G. Beidler (Cambridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1998), 173-85
"Remaking Medieval Heroism: Nationalism and Sexuality in Braveheart," Florilegium 15 (1998): 251-66

Recent Courses Taught

Arthurian Literature 
American Crime Fiction 
Text + Image (Senior Honors Seminar) 
British Literature I

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