Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff


Blanford Parker, Ph.D.

Professor of Literature
Blanford Parker, Ph.D.
Education: B.A., Cornell College; Ph.D., Harvard University
Office: Academic Bldg 2045
Phone: (239) 280-2433
Fax: (239) 280-1637


Blanford Parker, Ph.D., is Professor of Literature. He previously taught at the CUNY Graduate Center and College of Staten Island and New York University. His book--The Triumph of Augustan Poetics (Cambridge, 1998)--was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement, Review of English Studies, Eighteenth-century Studies, Age of Johnson, Philological Quarterly, and elsewhere. Dr. Parker holds the degrees of Ph.D. and M.A. in English from Harvard University and a B.A. in Greek and Latin from Cornell College. 

Selected Publications

Biographical entries for Isaac Watts and William Cowper in Britain in the Hanoverian Age, 1714-1837: An Encyclopedia (Garland Press, 1997).

The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson, in Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-century Literature and Thought (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

“Frost and the Meditative Lyric,” in The Cambridge Companion to Robert Frost, edited by Robert Faggen (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

“Reconsidering Eighteenth-Century Poetry,” Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual 13 (2002).

“Modes of Mockery,” in A Companion to Satire, Chapter 25; edited by Ruben Quintero (Blackwells, 2007).