Barbara Schapiro

Craig-Lee Hall (CL) 355
(401) 456-8667
(401) 456-8028

Academic Background

B.A. University of Michigan;
M.A., Ph.D. Tufts University

Courses Taught

ENGL 201 Introduction To Literary I
ENGL 323 Modern British Novel
ENGL 460 Seminar In Major Authors & Themes
ENGL 532 Topics Brit Lit Since 1900
ENGL 541 Topics Amer Lit Since 1900
ENGL 591 Directed Reading
HONR 161 Seminar in Western Literature


Barbara Schapiro is Professor of English and Director of the M.A. and M.A.T. programs in English. She has been at the College since 1987, having taught previously at Harvard and at Boston University. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Tufts University, and her B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Professor Schapiro’s field of expertise is psychoanalysis and literature, as well as 19th and 20th century British literature. Her publications include D. H. Lawrence and the Paradoxes of Psychic Life (SUNY Press, 1999), Literature and the Relational Self (NYU Press, 1994), and The Romantic Mother: Narcissistic Patterns in Romantic Poetry (Johns Hopkins U Press, 1984). She is also co-editor of Narcissism and the Text: Studies in Literature and the Psychology of Self (NYU Press, 1986), and she is the author of numerous articles. She serves on the editorial board of American Imago and The D. H. Lawrence Review. In 1999-2000 she received Rhode Island College’s Mary Tucker Thorp Award for distinguished scholarly and creative achievement.

Professor Schapiro regularly teaches in the college honors program. She also teaches courses on women’s literature, modern British fiction, and contemporary short stories.


Modern British Fiction, Contemporary Women's Fiction, Psychology & Literature

Awards and Affiliations

1999-2000 Mary Tucker Thorp Professor

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