Nicole L. Sparling, Ph.D.

Nicole Sparling 


  • ENG 201 Intermediate Composition
  • ENG 321 Representing Human Rights in Art, Literature and Film
  • ENG 323 Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • ENG 326 Literary Analysis of Film
  • ENG 329 African-American Literature
  • ENG 333 Literatures of Non-Western Cultures
  • ENG 435 World Detective Fiction
  • ENG 460 Multicultural American Literature
  • ENG 665  Magical Realism & World Literature
  • ENG 656 Figures of the Imagination:  Science, Gender & Nation in 20th Century Literature of the Americas

Areas of Interest and Expertise:

  • Literature of the Americas (North, South, and Inter-American literatures from the colonial period to the present)
  • Twentieth-century Comparative Literature and World Literature
  • Feminist Theory, Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Queer Theory, Critical Race Theory, Science Studies, and Cultural Studies
  • Genre Theory, Literary Theory, and Political Philosophy
  • Ethics and Human Rights


  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature and Women's Studies, Penn State University (2009)
  • M.A. Comparative Literature, Penn State University (2004)
  • B.S. Spanish Language and Literature, double major in Accounting, Nazareth College of Rochester (2001)

Professional Organizations:

  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • National Women's Studies Association
  • Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts