Professor of English
Grasping Shadows: The Dark Side of Literature, Painting, Photography, and Film (Oxford University Press, 2017).
New York Nocturne: The City After Dark in Art, Literature, and Photography (Princeton University Press, 2008).
The Victorian Age, Volume 2B of the Longman Anthology of British Literature, 4th edition, ed. with H. Henderson (Longmans, 2009)
Unreal Cities: Urban Figuration in Wordsworth, Baudelaire, Whitman, Eliot, and Williams (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990)
Visions of the Modern City: Essays on Art, Literature, and History, ed. with L. Wallock (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988)
The Passing of Arthur: Essays on Loss and Renewal in Arthurian Tradition, ed. with C. Baswell (Garland Publishing, 1986)
In the News
Professor of English William Chapman Sharpe is one of three senior scholars honored with a Fulbright Visiting Professor Award—and the first from Barnard—which, according to the US-UK Fulbright Commission, is “viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar programme" and honors those who "have significant teaching and publication records.”