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Stephen J. Parker

Professor Emeritus (ret. 2011)
Primary office:
2130 Wescoe Hall

Curriculum Vitae

Degree: Ph.D., Cornell

Position: Professor Emeritus, Specialist in 19th- and 20th-century Russian prose fiction. Chair, Friends of KU Slavic Advisory Board

Professor Parker's books include Understanding Vladimir Nabokov, The Achievements of Vladimir Nabokov, Russia on Canvas: Ilya Repin. He is editor and publisher of the journal The Nabokovian. He served as Chairman of the Slavic Department for a record thirteen years, 1987-2000.

Professor Parker arranged for the donation of a substantial library collection of Russian literature and helped to create the Fan and Stephen J. Parker Slavic Library, dedicated April 7, 2006, for the use of Slavic Department students and faculty. The collection contains comprehensive collections of works and secondary literature on Russian literary classics of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century. The Library, housed within the Slavic Department in Wescoe Hall. For more information.


Giving

KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad