Dr David Parry

Lecturer (E&S)


Extension: 2639

Telephone: 01392 2639

CV for Dr David Parry

Prior to arriving in Exeter, I taught for various colleges at the University of Cambridge, and also enjoyed a year as a Government of Canada Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Toronto. My research and teaching focus primarily on the 16th and 17th centuries, though I have also published on 20th century writers and have taught texts from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.

I have broad research interests that cluster around the intersection of literature, rhetoric, religion and intellectual history. I am currently writing a book entitled Puritan Persuasion: The Rhetoric of Conversion and the Conversion of Rhetoric and have begun work on a second book project provisionally entitled Rhetoric and the Quest for Wisdom in the Early Modern Period.

I enjoy using creative methods in my teaching alongside more traditional modes of lecture and seminar teaching, and am excited to invite students into captivating conversations around literary texts and their contexts. I am also open to invitations to speak to school, community and public audiences on topics relating to my academic work.


My office number is Queen's 221.