Dr Sharon Young

Course Leader, BA English Literature

English Media and Culture

Contact Details

email: s.young@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542428

Dr Sharon Young is a Fellow of the HEA and her teaching interests include, Renaissance, Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, women's poetry, and literary theory.

Sharon's research focuses mainly on women's poetry of the early modern period, Renaissance revenge tragedy and women's manuscript culture. Sharon has published on female poets and the critical debates of the early eighteenth century and Mary Leapor. She is the course leader for English Literature.


  • BA Hons French and German, University of Hull
  • BA Hons English Literary Studies, University of Worcester
  • PhD in English Literature, University of Worcester

Teaching & Research


Sharon teaches across a range of modules, primarily focusing on the early modern period, including Renaissance drama, religious and political poetry, Restoration literature and the eighteenth-century self. She also teaches modules covering European fiction, the Gothic and literary theory.


Sharon's  PhD research focused on the country house in English women's poetry, 1650-1750. Her broader research interests include women's writing, Revenge tragedy and manuscript culture.

Professional Bodies

Sharon is a member of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies and the Renaissance Society.


Young, S. (2015) Visiting the Country House: Generic Innovation in Mary Leapors Crumble-Hall. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 34.1

Young, S. (2014) "The Critick and the Writer of Fables": Anne Finch and the Critical Debates, 1690-1720. Digital Defoe, 6.1

External Responsibilities

Between 2011 and January 2018 Sharon was executive secretary of The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Prior to that she was the postgraduate representative on the same committee.