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Elizabeth Parker

Assistant Professor of English, Assistant Director of Honors

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19th-century british literature devotional poetry ecocriticism theological aesthetics


  • PhD, English (Religion and Literature), Baylor University
  • MA, English, Baylor University
  • BA, English, Mississippi College

Career Highlights

  • More than a decade of teaching experience spanning primary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate education; two years of experience in marketing and content development
  • Revised and developed courses for Regent University in English composition and Victorian Literature for both online and in-person delivery
  • Conference Steering Committee Member and Co-organizer for the Uses of Religion Conference (Baylor, 2016) and the British Women Writers Conference (Baylor, 2021)
  • Recipient of the Collmer Research Fellowship (Baylor University) and the Stones of Venice Grant (Ruskin Library) for a research trip to the Ruskin Library at the University of Lancaster for doctoral research in the unpublished notebooks and letters of John Ruskin
  • Recipient of the Summer Dissertation Fellowship, Baylor University

Featured Work

“Mark Twain Corrects the Bible: Fiction, Biblical Literalism, and Abolition”, Mark Twain Journal (vol. 59, no. 2, 2021, pp. 106-129).
“Hideousness Revisited,” a response to an article on Brideshead Revisited by Tara Isabella Burton; Earth and Altar (online), 14 June 2021.
Contributor to “The Victorian Period”, The Year’s Work in English Studies (vol. 99, no. 1, 2020); published in Spring 2021.
Contributor to the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women’s Writing, edited by Dr. Lesa Scholl. Contributed two entries on Christina Rossetti’s The Face of the Deep and Time Flies. Palgrave (online), 2019.
“‘The Intolerable Compliment’: Desire and Love in the Chronicles of Narnia” in The Christian Mind of C.S. Lewis, edited by Dr. Andrew J. Spencer, Wipf and Stock, 2019.
“Passing the Peace in the Composition Classroom” in "A symposium on teaching virtue: Interdisciplinary perspectives on pedagogy, liturgy, and oral formation", The International Journal of Christianity and Education (vol. 23, no. 2, 2019, pp. 204-230).


Elizabeth and her husband have one daughter and live in Swayzee. They follow Wendell Berry's injunction to "practice resurrection" by praying, gardening, walking, and reading together.