Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Robert Dale Parker

James M. Benson Professor of English, American Indian Studies, Criticism and Interpretive Theory, and Writing Studies

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Education

Ph.D. in English, Yale University. A.B. in English and History, Brown University.

Research Interests

American literature, especially fiction and poetry, especially after 1900. Critical theory. American Indian literature. Interested in bringing historicist, socio-cultural criticism together with formalist criticism.

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Books

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Works in Progress

  • Articles on early American Indian poetry.
  • A book on the crisis in American literary aesthetics in response to the Great Depression.