Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Columbia College
M.A., University of South Carolina
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Sharon Knight began teaching Spanish at Presbyterian College in 2007, having previously obtained a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in Romance Languages. In addition to teaching language courses in Spanish, she also offers courses dealing with Spanish literature, history, and culture. Her area of specialization is early modern prose narrative, particularly the novels and short stories of Miguel de Cervantes.
Dr. Knight’s prior research has primarily dealt with geopolitics and islands. Her most recent publication, an essay entitled “Hapsburgian Imperial Impulse in Cervantes’ Persiles,” was released in late 2009 in a collection of essays honoring Frank Domínguez, a noted Jorge Manrique scholar.
Currently, Dr. Knight serves as the faculty advisor of the Spanish Club and Psi Eta, the PC chapter of Sigma Delta Pi – the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.