Catherine Parke

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Professor Emerita

PhD 1974, Stanford University

Research and Teaching

British and American-literature of the mid-18th century to the present

Catherine Neal Parke is the editor of Zoë Akins's Essays on American Poetry (Susquehanna University Press, 1994) and author of Samuel Johnson and Biographical Thinking (University of Missouri Press, 1991), Biography: Writing Lives (Prentice Hall, 1996, reprint Routledge, 2002) and Other People's Lives: Poems (BookMark Press, 1994). She teaches and writes on British and American Literature of the mid-eighteenth century to the present, with special emphasis on women writers, life writing, and film adaptation of literature. Her teaching awards include a William T. Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence and an Alumnae Anniversary Award for contributions to the education of women.

Awards and Honors

Alumnae Anniversary Award

William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

Selected Publications

Catherine Neal Parke. Biography: Writing Lives (Prentice Hall, 1996, reprint Routledge, 2002)