Dr. Chris Parkes

Dr. Chris Parkes

Associate Professor

Department: 
Email: 
cparkes@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8375
Office Location: 
RB 3035
Office Hours: 
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 - 11:00am & by appointment
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D, English, Queen's University
Previous Teaching/Work: 
1ST YEAR
  • English 1015 - Introduction to Academic Writing
  • English 1031 – Rhetoric
2ND YEAR
  • English 2907 & 2917 – Children's Literature
  • English 2916 - Popular Fiction
3RD YEAR
  • English 3313 – Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • English 3838 – Eighteenth-Century Women Writers Literature
  • English 3715 – Canadian Children's Literature
  • English 3619 – African American Literature
  • English 3919 - Young Adult Literature: Fiction
4TH YEAR
  • English 4010 – Transatlantic Literature

GRADUATE COURSES

  • English 5090 – Special Topics in Children’s Literature: Child and Capitalism
  • Englsih 5090 – Special Topics in Children’s Literature: Young Adult Literature
  • English 5231 – Special Topics:  Restoration and Eighteenth Century Drama
  • English 5790 – Theories of Language, Literature, and Culture (team taught)
Research Interests: 

Chris Parkes specializes in eighteenth-century literature and children's literature. He has published articles on Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Charlotte Bronte, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

He is the author of:
Children's Literature and Capitalism: Fictions of Social Mobility in Britain 1850-1914
(Palgrave, 2012).