Dr David Parry


In my teaching, I seek to encourage students to combine a close reading of the details of particular texts with attention to the wider cultural patterns to which these texts contribute and the captivating conversations around perennial questions into which these texts invite us.


Alongside more traditional modes of lecture and seminar teaching, I enjoy using creative methods in my teaching, such as teaching in locations linked to relevant historical events (such as Exeter Cathedral, which played a significant role in the Civil War period), guiding students in interacting with rare books from the 16th and 17th centuries, and a literary theory role play exercise assigning students Cluedo-style character cards (such as Max the Marxist and Delilah the Deconstructionist).

Modules taught