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Dr. Manish Sharma

Associate Professor , English
Chair, English

Dr. Manish Sharma
Office: S-LB 647-3 
J.W. McConnell Building,
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2361


BA McGill
MA Toronto
PhD Cambridge

Research & Teaching Interests

Old English literature

Middle English literature

Chaucer Studies

Literary Theory

Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Philosophy

Selected publications


The Logic of Love in the Canterbury Tales. Forthcoming with University of Toronto Press.

Old English Literature and The Old Testament, co-edited with Michael Fox. Toronto Old English Series: University of Toronto Press, 2012.


“Chaucer, Kant, and Continental Materialism” diacritics 45 (2017): 54-83.

“Hylomorphic Recursion and Non-Decisional Poetics in the Canterbury Tales” Chaucer Review 52 (2017): 253-73.

“Beyond Nostalgia: Formula and Novelty in Old English Literature,” Exemplaria 26 (2014): 303-27.

"Heroic Subject and Cultural Substance in
The Wanderer," Neophilologus 96 (2012): 611-29.

"The Reburial of the Cross in the Old English
Elene," New Readings in the Vercelli Book, ed. Orchard and Zacher. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009, 280-97. 

"Hiding the Harm: Revisionism and Marvel in
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," Papers on Language and Literature 44 (2008): 168-93.

"Metalepsis and Monstrosity: the Boundaries of Narrative Structure in Beowulf," Studies in Philology 102 (2005): 247-79.

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