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Department of English Language and Literature


William Parker Stoker

Title: Graduate Student
PhD Candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
William Parker Stoker

BA in English, Religion (Sewanee: The University of the South, 2014); MA in English (George Washington University, 2019)

20th Century American Literature, Disability & Narrative Studies

A descendant of Bram Stoker, Parker's interests include his great-great-granduncle's life and work, transatlantic modernism, 20th-C. American literature, narrative theory, and disability studies. At present he is particularly interested in narrative deployments and representations of concussive forces, head trauma, and acquired brain injuries. His essay "Hemingway's Dante Revisited: In Our Time and the Mythical Method," available in Literary Matters 13.1, was awarded the 2019 Meringoff Prize for Non-fiction by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. Parker has also received the 2020-2021 Cile Moise Award for Excellence in Teaching from the First-Year English Program at UofSC. He is a native South Carolinian and an avid tennis player.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.