Department of English

Barbara L. Parker, Ph.D.

Office:   Atrium 236
Phone:   973-720-3054
Email:   parkerb@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   Sabbatical

Department: English
Position: Professor
Area Specialization: Literature of the English Renaissance, Christianity and Literature, Shakespeare

Books:

Plato’s Republic and Shakespeare’s Rome: A Political Study of the Roman Works.  Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2004.

A Precious Seeing: Love and Reason in Shakespeare’s Plays.  New York: New York University Press, 1987.

Journal Publications (selected):

Shakespeare Quarterly, Studies in English Literature, Marlowe Studies, Renaissance Quarterly, American Literature, American Notes and Queries, Comparative Drama, Sewanee Review

Inclusions in Books:

Chapter, "From Monarchy to Tyranny: Julius Caesar among Shakespeare's Roman Works," in Julius Caesar: New Critical Essays, ed. Horst Zander.  New York and London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2005, 111-26.

"Macbeth: The Great Illusion," Sewanee Review, 78 (1970), 476-87:  Excerpted and reprinted in Shakespearean Criticism, Vol. 47 (U.S. and U.K.: Gale, 1999), 41-45.

"'A Thing Unfirm': Plato's Republic and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar," Shakespeare Quarterly, 44 (Spring 1993), 30-43; reprinted in Shakespearean Criticism, Vol. 25, Yearbook 1993, ed. Michael Magoulias (Detroit: Gale, 1994), 280-87. 

"'A Thing Unfirm': Plato's Republic and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar," Shakespeare Quarterly, 44 (Spring 1993), 30-43; excerpted and reprinted in Julius Caesar (Everyman Library edition), ed. John F. Andrews (London: Everyman/Dent, 1993), 230-32.

"Howells's Oresteia: The Union of Theme and Structure in The Shadow of a Dream," American Literature, 49 (1977), 57-69; reprinted in On Howells (part of the Duke University Press series, The Best from American Literature), ed. E. H. Cady and L. J. Budd (Durham: Duke University Press, 1993), 245-57.