© 2018 Jamie Parra 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2016

Dissertation: “Prisoners of Style: Slavery, Ethics, and the Lives of American Literary Characters” Committee: Jonathan Arac, Brent Hayes Edwards, and Saidiya V. Hartman

 

M.Phil., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2011

 

M.A., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2010

 

B.A. (magna cum laude), English, New York University, 2007

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

 

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Skidmore College, 2016-present

C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, American Studies Program, Williams College, 2015-2016

TEACHING

Transcendentalism, Skidmore College, Fall 2017, Spring 2019

Introduction to the Study of Fiction, Skidmore College, Fall 2017

Interior Lives: The Idea of Home in 19th-Century American Literature, Williams College, Spring 2017

 

The Afterlife of Slavery in Contemporary Literature and Art, Skidmore College, Fall 2016

Objects that Speak: Contemporary Encounters with the Archive of American Slavery; Williams College;

Fall 2015

 

Immigration, Relocation, Diaspora; Teaching Assistant; Columbia University; Spring 2015 

 

University Writing, Columbia University, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013

 

Literary Texts and Critical Methods, Columbia University, Fall 2012

 

Modern Drama, Teaching Assistant, Spring 2010 (with Zander Brietzke)

 

American Modernism, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2009 (with Ross Posnock)

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

"In the Vestibule of Another World," American Literary History 30, no. 1 (January 2018): 157–165.

"Bodies of Literature" (review of John Frow's Character and Person), Novel: A Forum on Fiction 49, no. 3 (Fall 2016): 542-545.

“How To Have Style in an Emergency: Huckleberry Finn and the Ethics of Fictionality,” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 3, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 337-361.

 

 

 

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

 

"Williams Faulkner's Flat Land," "Domestic Ecologies" panel, Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 2016

"Of Persons and Things in Charles Chesnutt's Conjure Tales," Emerging Scholars Series, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown Univeristy, March 2016

Panel: "Back to the Queer Future," Claiming Williams Day, February 2016

Respondent, “Proprietary Relations” panel, Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies Conference, New York University, April 2014

 

"On Being an Ignorant Thing: Hannah Crafts and Fiction without Restitution," "Critical Divestment" panel, ACLA, New York University, March 2014 

 

Panel: “The Dissertation,” Forms of the Discipline Conference, Columbia University, February 2013

 

Introductory remarks and response to faculty panel, Annual Departmental Colloquium, English and Comparative Literature, September 2012

 

“Destruction, Sadomasochism, and the Return of the Spiritual in Angels in America,” Modern Drama, Columbia University, April 2009

 

 

 

HONORS & FELLOWSHIPS

 

C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, American Studies Program, Williams College, 2015-2017

 

Marjorie Hope Nicholson Fellow, Columbia University, 2008-2014

 

William Bush Baer Memorial Prize, New York University, 2007

 

Honors Program, English, New York University, 2006-2007

 

 

 

REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS & MAGAZINE PROFILES

 

Review of Hilton Als’s White Girls for Public Books, February 2014

 

Various interviews and profiles for Whitewall magazine, 2007-present

 

Various book reviews for TimeOut New York, 2007-20010

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

Chair, Curriculum Committee, English Department, SKidmore College, 2018-2019

Curriculum Committee, English Department, Skidmore College, 2017-2018 

Co-organizer, Americanist Graduate Colloquium, Columbia University, 2013-2014

 

Organizer and co-chair (with Autumn Womack), Annual Departmental Colloquium, English and Comparative Literature, September 2012

 

Co-organizer (with Autumn Womack), Graduate Student and Faculty Seminar on Social Difference, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, Fall 2012