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Skidmore College
English Department

ParraJamie Parra

Assistant Professor

B.A., New York University
M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D.; Columbia University

Office: Palamountain 308
Phone: (518) 580-5172
Email: jparra@skidmore.edu

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • 19th-century American literature
  • African American literature
  • Slavery
  • Law
  • Theories of narrative and the novel
  • Theories of literary character
  • Gender and sexuality studies

Courses Taught:

  • EN 105: The Afterlife of Slavery in Contemporary Literature and Art
  • EN 211: Fiction
  • EN 229: Interior Lives: 19th-Century American Literature and the Idea of Home
  • EN 229: Transcendentalism
  • EN 322: Bad Melville
  • SSP 100: Scribner Seminar: Changing Our Minds

Selected Publications:

Honors:

  • C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Williams College, 2015-2016
  • Marjorie Hope Nicholson Fellowship, Columbia University, 2008-2014
  • William Bush Baer Memorial Prize, New York University, 2007