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critic , language educator

William Chapman Sharpe, American English language educator, literary and cultural critic. Recipient Bennett Cerf award for poetry Columbia University, 1979; Kellett fellow Oxford University, 1973-1975, Walter S. Barr graduate fellow, 1976-1979, Mellon fellow in humanities, 1981-1983, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1987-1988, Guggenheim fellow, 1992-1994.


Sharpe, William Chapman was born on January 27, 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George Ezbon and Marie Loise (Chapman) Sharpe.


Bachelor, Columbia University, 1973. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1981.

Master of Arts, New College, Oxford (England) University, 1975.


Lecturer, Edinburgh Tutorial College, 1978-1979; graduate assistant, Queens College, CUNY, 1980-1981; lecturer in English, Columbia University, New York City, 1981-1983; assistant Professor of English, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York City, 1984-1992; associate professor, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York City, since 1992. Fulbright lecturer U. Nice, France, 1983-1984. Lecturer U. Venice, U. Bologna, U. Pavia, U. Toulouse, U. Nancy, Hampshire College, Franklin and Marshall College, others.


Member Modern Language Association, Northeast Modern Language Association, Northeast Victorian Studies Association, Urban History Association, Society Fellows in the Humanities/Columbia University.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, mountain-climbing, skiing, sailing.


Married Heather Henderson, May 24, 1980.

George Ezbon Sharpe

Marie Loise (Chapman) Sharpe

Heather Henderson