Robert McParland, PhD

Dr. McParland is a professional member of the Authors Guild, Dramatists Guild, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), Nashville Songwriters International, Modern Language Association, Victorian Studies Association, and the Dickens Society. He has won the Kornitzer Award, has been a Writer’s Network, Hollywood, California, playwriting semi-finalist, and has won the Nettleton/Hirsch Poetry Award. As a musician, he has worked with several well-known music artists, has had songs aired on radio and cable television, and has written the lyrics and book for two musicals.

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British and American Literature; Modern Intellectual and Cultural History; Victorian Studies; Modernism; Transatlantic Literature; Book History; Literature and Music.


Charles Dickens’s American Audience.
Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD. 2010. Winner of the Kornitzer Book Award, 2011.
How to Write About Joseph Conrad.
Bloom’s How to Write About Literature Series. Introduction, Harold Bloom, Infobase/Chelsea House, New York. 2011.
Music and Literary Modernism.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK, Edited collection. 2007. 2nd edition rpt.2009.
Film and Literary Modernism
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK. Edited collection, 2013.
Publications include fiction, poetry, plays, and more than fifty essays and articles on literature, history, and popular culture and music.
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 329
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6105


PhD, Drew University
MA, St. John’s University
MA, Montclair State University,
BA, Fordham University,

Positions Held

Felician College, Instructor to Associate Professor (1998-present)