Dr Sarah Sharp
Sarah Sharp completed her doctoral studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. She has held positions as a Leverhulme Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Otago, working within the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, and an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Dublin. She was selected for a Fulbright Scottish Studies Scholar Award in 2018 and was based at the University of South Carolina. She joined the University of Aberdeen in 2019 as a Lecturer in Scottish Literature working between the Department of English and the Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies where she is a Deputy Director.
Sarah's research is focused on Scottish Literature and the Long Nineteenth Century. She has published articles on James Hogg, shipboard diaries, Robert Burns, and settler colonialism.
She is currently completing work on her first book which focuses on representations of death and national identity in the early nineteenth-century Scottish periodical press.
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'Your vocation is marriage': Systematic colonisation, the marriage plot and finding home in Catherine Helen Spence's Clara Morison (1854)Scottish Literary Review, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 27-45Contributions to Journals: Articles
Exporting 'the cotter's saturday night': Robert burns, scottish romantic nationalism and colonial settler identityRomanticism, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 81-89Contributions to Journals: Articles
A place to mourn?: Emotion, genre, and child death in the Lady Egidia shipboard diariesVictorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature, vol. 133, pp. 30-43Contributions to Journals: Articles
A Death in the Cottage: Spiritual and Economic Improvement in Romantic-Era Scottish Death NarrativesCultures of Improvement in Scottish Romanticism, 1707–1840. Benchimol, A., McKeever, G. L. (eds.). Routledge, 20 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
Hogg's Murder of Ravens: Storytelling, Community and Posthumous MutilationStudies in Hogg and His WorldContributions to Journals: Articles