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dr. parker

Dr. Sarah Parker

Professor of English

Director, Center for Gender + Sexuality Chair

Department of Literature, Language, and Culture

Email address  sparker6@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7249
Office location  Council Bldg., 128


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature with a focus in Renaissance Studies and the History of Medicine, University of North Carolina
  • M.A., French Renaissance Literature, Middlebury College and Paris III La Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • M.A., Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • B.A., French and English, University of North Carolina

Research Interests

  • Renaissance Literature and History of Medicine
  • Reading Publics/History of Reading/History of the Book
  • The History of Seventeenth-Century Science in England, The Royal Society
  • Popular Error (as early modern medical genre); Thomas Browne
  • Ancient Greek Medicine
  • Animal Studies
  • Feminist Criticism
  • Native American Literature, Louise Erdrich
  • Girolamo Cardano (sixteenth-century Italian doctor, author, and polymath)
  • French Huguenots in Florida