Dr. Sally Parry

Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Author with Robert L. McLaughlin of We'll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II and editor for over 25 years of the Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • ENG 300Sec 1 Senior Seminar
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • American Literature of the 20th Century, Drama, Bible as Literature, Adolescent Series Fiction, World War II popular culture
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Sinclair Lewis, American Literature between World War I and World War II, World War II popular culture, Adolescent Series Fiction
  • Ph D American Literature / 19th Century British Fiction, Medieval Literature - 1986
  • Fordham University
  • Bronx, NY
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Sinclair Lewis: The Darkening Vision of His Later Novels
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship, An Annual 2013. Duke UP, 2015. 263-84.
  • “Floating above History: The Chums of Chance in Against the Day.” Dime Novel Round-Up 84.1 (2015): 23-33.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • "Cry Havoc: The Pacific War in World War II Theater." Presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2, 2015.
  • Outstanding Service to the College of Education by a Member of the University Community Award
  • College of Education
  • 2014
  • Stan and Sandy Rives Excellence in Undergraduate Education
  • Illinois State University
  • 2013
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Merit
  • National Academic Advising Association
  • 1995