NAME: Michael P. Parker

EDUCATION: Ph.D., Yale University, 1979
                          M. Phil., Yale University, 1978
                          M.A., Yale University, 1976
                          B.A., Yale College, 1975

DISSERTATION: "Comely Gestures: Thomas Carew and the Creation of a Caroline Poetic," directed by Louis L. Martz


Professor of English, U. S. Naval Academy, 1990-
Chair, Department of English, U. S. Naval Academy,1993-97
Associate Professor of English, U. S. Naval Academy, 1984-90
Assistant Professor of English, U. S. Naval Academy, 1979-84
Teaching Fellow, Yale College, 1977-79
Dean of Humanities, Yale Summer Term, 1977 and 1978
Researcher, Urban Planning Division, U. S. Federal Highway Administration, Summers 1973-76


Member, National Endowment for the Humanities Grants Review Panel, 1992-94
Outside Evaluator, Promotion Decision, English Department, Marquette University, 1990
President, Wilson L. Heflin Foundation, 1985-
Associate Fellow, Saybrook College, Yale University, 1984-
Reviewer of manuscripts, John Donne Journal and Naval Institute Press
Judge, Baird Prize, St. John's College, 1982


U. S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 1998
Naval Academy Research Council Grants, 1997, 1989, 1987, 1984, 1981
Department Nominee, USNA Teaching Excellence Award, 1991
Honorable Mention, Baltimore Federal Executive Board Award for Community Service, March 1984
Nominee, Jaycees' "Outstanding Young Annapolitan of the Year Award," 1984
Participant, NEH Summer Seminar, "Myths of Love in the Renaissance," conducted by Robert Hanning and  David
    Rosand, Columbia University, Summer 1982
Participant, Folger Seminar, "Pastoral and Romance in Stuart England,"conducted by Annabel Patterson, Spring 1981
Participant, Folger Seminar, "Parliament and Liberty, 1558-1640," conducted by Jack Hexter, Spring 1980
Saybrook College Fellows' Prize, 1975


HE101, Practical Writing
HE111, Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature
HE111S, Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature, Honors Track
HE112, Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature
HE112V, Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature, Validators Section
HE217, World Literature I
HE219, The Literature of Classical and Christian Ideas
HE302, Forms of Poetry
HE306, Types of Fiction
HE313, Chaucer and His Age
HE314, The Renaissance Mind
HE315, Satire and Sensibility in the Age of Reason
HE317, The Romantic Vision
HE318, Modern British Literature
HE328, America's Coming of Age
HE329, Modern American Literature
HE333, Shakespeare
HE344, Professional Writing
HE461, Special Studies in the Seventeenth-Century
HE461, Modern Irish Literature
HE461, Contemporary British Literature
HE384, Stuart Britain
HE496, Directed Research


a. Yard

Member, Yardwide Promotion and Tenure Committee, Sep. 1997 -
Member, Sampson Renovation Committee, Aug. 97 - May 1998
Chair, Chairs Group, Sep. 1994 - Sep.1995
IDS Facilitator, Twenty-Third Company, Aug. 1995 - Aug. 1998
Plebe Advisor, Seventh Company, Jun. 1991 - June 1992
Member, USNA 2000 (authored Report on Counseling and Advising), Jun.-Jul. 1991
Acting Division Representative, Research Excellence Committee, 1990
Chair, Civilian Faculty Affairs Committee, Sep. 1989 - Sep. 1990
Civilian Faculty Affairs Representative to the Objectives Review Board, Sep. 1987 - Sep. 1989
Department Representative, Committee on the Proposed Humanities Building, Sep. 1986 - Oct. 1987

b. Department

Associate Chair, Aug. 1987 - May 1989; Aug. 1983 - Jun. 1984
Department Representative to Civilian Faculty Affairs Committee, Sep. 1986 - Sep. 1990
Member, Personnel Recruitment Committee, May 1989 - May 1993; May 1985 - May 1987
Member, Upper Division Curriculum Committee, May 1985 - May 1987
Member, Plebe Curriculum Committee, May 1984 - May 1986
Member, Pay Promotion and Retention Committee, May 1999 - ; May 1997 - May 1998; May 1991 - May 1993; May
    1981 - May 1983
Member, Research and Professional Development Committee, Sep. 1979 - May 1981


Member, City of Annapolis Design Committee for West Street and the Circle, Mar. 1997 -
Member, City of Annapolis Ad Hoc Committee on Special Events, Jan. - Apr. 1999
Member, Presidents Hill Community Association Board, Nov. 1992 - Nov. 1998; President, 1992 - 93 and 1999
    - 2000; Secretary, 1994 - 1998
Member, Providence Center Foundation Board, Sep. 1992 - Sep. 1997
Member, Annapolis Preservation Trust, May 1984 - Sept. 1987; President, 1985-87
Chair, City of Annapolis Bicentennial Committee, May 1982 - Nov. 1985
Secretary, Yale Class of 1975, May 1980 - May 1990
Yale University Alumni Fund Agent, Oct. 1975 - Jul. 1989


a. Books

    The Saybrook Arras. New Haven: Saybrook College in Yale University, 1984.

    Editor. Annapolis: A Walk through History. By Elizabeth B. Anderson. Centreville, MD:
Tidewater, 1984.

b. Articles

    "Sarah Eileen Hanley," American National Biography, ed. John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes (New York: Oxford     University Press, 1999), 10: 7-9.

    "William Oliver Stevens," American National Biography, ed. John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 20:720-22.

    "Thomas Carew." Dictionary of Literary Biography: Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets, Second Series, ed. Thomas Hester, 126 (1993): 42-54.

    "A Rose for Miss Lucy (and Miss Hessie): Philip B. Cooper and the Hammond-Harwood House." Anne Arundel County History Notes, 23.2 (January 1992): 3 et passim.

    "Alphabetical (Dis-)Order: The Annapolis Satires of William Oliver Stevens." The Maryland Historical Magazine 85.1 (Spring 1990): 15-43.

    "Satire in Sextodecimo: Davenant, the Dwarf, and the Politics of 'Jeffereidos'." The Muses Common-weale: Poetry and Politics in the Seventeenth-Century. Ed. Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1986. Pp. 92-106.

    "Suckling in Paris." Notes and Queries, NS 34.3 (September 1987): 316-18.

    "Diamond's Dust: Carew, King, and the Legacy of Donne. "The Eagle and the Dove: Essays Reassessing John Donne. Ed. Claude J. Summers and Ted-Lany Pebworth. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1986. Pp. 191-200.

    "Carew, Kit Villiers, and the Character of Caroline Courtliness." Renaissance Papers (1984): 89-102.

    "Sir John Suckling." A Critical Survey of Poetry. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1983. 7: 2775-83.

    "Edmund Waller." A Critical Survey of Poetry. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1983. 7: 3008-18.

    "Carew's Politic Pastoral: Virgilian Pretexts in the Answer to Aurelian Townshend." John Donne Journal 1 (1982): 101-16.

    "'All are not born (sir) to the Bay': 'Jack' Suckling, 'Tom' Carew, and the Making of a Poet." English Literary Renaissance 12.3 (1982): 341-68.

    "'To my Friend G. N. from Wrest': Carew's Secular Masque." Classic and Cavalier: Essays on Jonson and the Sons of Ben. Ed. Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982. Pp. 171-91.

    "Orpheus, 'small poet' Will, and the Making of Davenantus Virbius." Renaissance Papers (1982): 1-12.

    "A Source for Thomas Carew's 'Epilogue to a Play presented before the King and Queene'."
Notes and Queries NS 28 (April 1981): 173-74.

c. Reviews

    Rev. of Michael C. Schoenfeldt, Prayer and Power: George Herbert and Renaissance
Courtship. The George Herbert Journal 17.1 (Fall 1993): 75-79.

    Rev. of Kate Gartner Frost, Holy Delight: Typology, Numerology, and Autobiography in
Donne's "Devotions upon Emergent Occasions." Journal of the History of Medicine 47 (Oct.1992): 481-82.

    "Annotating Aurelian." Rev. of Cedric Brown, ed., The Poems and Masques of Aurelian
Townshend. John Donne Journal 6.1 (1987): 159-61.

    Rev. of Warren L. Chernaik, The Poet's Time: Politics and Religion in the Work of Andrew
Marvell. The Heythrop Journal 27.3 (July 1986): 324-25.

    Rev. of R. V. Young, Richard Crashaw and the Spanish Golden Age. The Heythrop Journal
26.4 (October 1985): 447-48.

    "How They Met Themselves." Rev. of Christopher Mulvey, Anglo-American Landscapes: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Travel Literature. The Arnoldian 11.2 (Spring 1994): 66-69.

    Rev. of Paul Theroux, The Mosquito Coast. Magill's Literary Annual 1983. Englewood
Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1984. 2: 496-500.

    "Critical Trimming." Rev. of John Lucas, Romantic to Modern Literature: Essays and Ideas of
Culture, 1750-1900. The Arnoldian 11.1 (Winter 1984): 66-69.

    "Life amid the Draperies." Rev. of David Hopkinson, Edward Penrose Arnold: A Victorian
Family Portrait. The Arnoldian 10.1 (Fall 1983): 64-68.

    "When Guinea Pigs were Bold." Rev. of Mark Girouard, The Return to Camelot. The
Arnoldian 9.2 (Spring 1982): 81-86.

d. Works Accepted for Publication:

    "Rocking the Cradle of the Navy: The Naval Academy Career of William Oliver Stevens,"
accepted by Naval History.

e. Presentations

    "Whose England? The Controversy over Jones's Restoration of Pauls and the Meaning of British History."
Centre for Seventeenth-Century Studies Eighth International Conference. University of Durham, Durham, England. 26 July 1999.

    "Using the Academy to Teach the Research Paper." Conference on Educating Leaders for Our Nation. United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. 8 April 1999.

    "Ghostlier Demarcations, Keener Sounds: The U. S. Navy and the Sutton Apparition Case." American Culture Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. 1 April 1999.

    "History of West Street in Annapolis." Gateway Circle Committee, Annapolis, MD. 12 June 1997.

    "Presidents Hill, Past and Present." Annapolis History Consortium. Annapolis, NM. 2 January 1993.

    "Beastly Babes, Mute Messiahs: Millenarian Literature in the English Revolution." Conference on the Advancement of Leaming in the Seventeenth Century. University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England. 6 July 1992.

    "Leaves of Glass: Sarah Eileen Hanley, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and the Modern Movement." American Conference for Irish Studies, Southern Regional Meeting. Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC. 14 March 1992.

    "Waller's Plot Discovered: Politics, Percys, and the Arrangement of the 1645 Poems." Biennial Conference on the Arts and Public Policy. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. 7 March 1991.

    "'Our Nation's Glory, and Our Nation's Crime': Poets, Politics, and Inigo Jones's Restoration of St. Paul's Cathedral." Seventh Citadel Conference on Literature. The Citadel, Charleston, SC. 28 February 1991.

    "Much Ado about 'Madagascar'." International Conference on Politics, Patronage, and Literature in England, 1558-1658. University of Reading, Reading, England. 10 July 1989.

    "Saxham Revisited." South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Atlanta, GA. 14 November 1986.

    "Davenant and the Dwarf. The Politics of 'Jeffereidos'." Seventh Biennial Renaissance Conference. University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI. 18 October 1986.

    "F is for Frenching: The Annapolis Career of William Oliver Stevens." English Department
Athenaeum. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. 27 November 1985.

    "The Lady's Not for Burning: Lucy, Countess of Carlisle, among the Poets." Modern Language Association of America. New York, NY. 28 December 1983.

    "Davenant, Van Dyck, and the Madagascar Romance." Carolinas Symposium on British Studies. Clemson University, Clemson, SC. 16 October 1983.

    "Carew, Kit Villiers, and the Character of Caroline Courtliness." Southeastern Renaissance
Conference. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 26 March 1983.

    "Mutinous Members: Shakespeare, Parliament, and the Body Politic." Sixteenth-Century
Studies Conference. Concordia College, St. Louis, MO. 29 October 1982.

    "Diamond's Dust: Carew, King, and the 1633 Elegies of Donne." Fifth Biennial Renaissance
Conference. University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI. 16 October 1982..

    "The Broken Harp: Davenantus Virbius and the Myth of Orpheus." Southeastern Renaissance
Conference. Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA. 4 April 198 1.

    "'To my friend G. N. from Wrest': Carew's Secular Masque." Fourth Biennial Renaissance
Conference. University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI. 18 October 1980.


A critical edition of the poems of Edmund Waller

A history of the Presidents Hill neighborhood of Annapolis