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Dr. Sally Parry

Professor Emerita
Stevenson Hall - STV STV 333C
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Author with Robert L. McLaughlin of We'll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II and Broadway Goes to War: American Theater during World War II, as well as editor for over 30 years of the Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter.

Teaching Interests & Areas

American Literature of the 20th Century, Drama, Bible as Literature, Adolescent Series Fiction, World War II popular culture

Research Interests & Areas

Sinclair Lewis, American Literature between World War I and World War II, World War II popular culture, Adolescent Series Fiction

Ph D American Literature

Fordham University
Bronx, NY

Outstanding Service to the College of Education by a Member of the University Community Award

College of Education

Stan and Sandy Rives Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Illinois State University

Distinguished Service Award

Illinois State University

Certificate of Merit

National Academic Advising Association

Book Review

Parry, Sally E. Rev. of Beyond Rosie: A Documentary History of Women and World War II. Ed. Julia Brock, Jennifer W. Dickey, Richard J. W. Harker, and Catherine M. Lewis. Journal of American Culture 40.1 (2017): 77-78.

Parry, Sally E. Rev. of Capturing the Women’s Army Corps: The World War II Photographs of Charlotte T. McGraw. Ed. Françoise Barnes Bonnell and Ronald Kevin Bullis. Journal of American Culture 39.2 (2016): 241-42.

Parry, Sally E. Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White. By Emily Bernard. Journal of American Culture 37.1 (2014): 80-81.

Book, Authored

McLaughlin, R., & Parry, S. We'll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema during World War II. University Press of Kentucky (2006): ix + 375.

Book, Chapter

“Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship, An Annual 2013. Duke UP, 2015. 263-84.

Parry, Sally E. “Boundary Ambiguity and Abortion: Women’s Choices in Sinclair Lewis’s Ann Vickers and Kingsblood Royal.”  Sinclair Lewis: New Critical Essays.  Ed. James M. Hutchisson.  Troy, NY: Whitston, 1997.  68-79


Journal Article

“Floating above History: The Chums of Chance in Against the Day.” Dime Novel Round-Up 84.1 (2015): 23-33.

Choudhury, A., Parry, S., Radhakrishnan, R., & Rosenthal, J. Estimation of General Education Program Enrollment. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal 18.4 (2014): 163.
Parry, S. Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s. American Literary Scholarship 2013.1 (2013): 263–284.
Parry, S. Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s. American Literary Scholarship 2012.1 (2012): 265–287.
Parry, S. Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s. American Literary Scholarship 2011.1 (2011): 281–302.


"Cry Havoc: The Pacific War in World War II Theater." Presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2, 2015.
Critical Inquiry in the First Year. Innovative Partnerships for Student Learning, Working & Learning Together. Heartland Community College; Illinois State University; Illinois Wesleyan University. (2008)
Teaching Composition and Communication as Critical Inquiry. Forty-Third Annual Community College and University Articulation Conference. (2007)