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Sharon Cameron

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English

Department of English
Johns Hopkins University
20 Gilman Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218


Phone:  (410) 516-7553
Email:  scameron@jhu.edu

Sharon Cameron teaches nineteenth-century American literature and twentieth-century American poetry. She received her Ph.D. at Brandeis University, and has taught at Boston University, the University of California, Santa Barbara, UCLA, and Johns Hopkins, where she has been the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English since 1985. She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Sharon Cameron is the author of Lyric Time: Dickinson and the Limits of Genre (1979); The Corporeal Self: Allegories of the Body in Melville and Hawthorne (1981); Writing Nature: Henry Thoreau’s Journal (1985); Thinking in Henry James (1989); Choosing Not Choosing: Emily Dickinson’s Fascicles (1995); Beautiful Work: A Meditation on Pain (2000); and Impersonality: Seven Essays (2007).

At Johns Hopkins Cameron teaches graduate seminars in American poetry; nineteenth-century American authors (Melville, Stowe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Poe, James). She teaches undergraduate courses in these same subjects, and, in addition, a course on Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky in translation.

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