Timothy Parrish

Position Title
Professor of Comparative Literature


Timothy Parrish teaches courses on the history and theory of the novel, modernism and post-modernism, and Jewish identity since the Holocaust. He is the author of three books: Walking Blues: Making Americans from Emerson to Elvis (2001; 2nd edition, 2012), From the Civil War to the Apocalypse: History in Twentieth-Century American Fiction (2008), and Ralph Ellison and the Genius of America (2012). He edited both The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth (2007) and The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists (2013). He has published numerous essays on a wide range of modern and contemporary writers. His recent creative work includes "Philip Roth's Final Hours" (Raritan), a 2016 Pushcart Prize-nominated work of fiction and The Critic: a novella (Ploughshares solo, 2017).