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Barbara Parker

Barbara Parker

Adjunct Instructor

Barbara Parker, PhD, is Adjunct Instructor at NYU SPS and professor emerita of English Renaissance Literature, William Paterson University. Her publications include Plato’s Republic and Shakespeare’s Rome, A Precious Seeing: Love and Reason in Shakespeare’s Plays, and articles in Shakespeare Quarterly, Studies in English Literature, Marlowe Studies, American Literature, and other journals. Her book and performance reviews have been published widely and she has presented papers at academic conferences throughout the United States, and abroad. In 2005, Dr. Parker was cited in Who's Who Among America’s Teachers for excellence in teaching, and in 2007, she was recognized by William Paterson University for outstanding teaching and scholarship. She is a member of the Shakespeare Association of America, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Modern Language Association.  

Currently Teaching

Shakespeare: The Roman Works

Explore Shakespeare’s epic Roman tetralogy: The Rape of Lucrece, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra.