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Cody Parish

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  • Honors Program

    Office Location
    Bridwell Hall 111A
    Voice: (940) 397-4069
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Fall 2019 1143 L13 Academic Research & Writing-Learning Community Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Spring 2019 1143 Academic Research & Writing
    Details Fall 2018 1333 Leadership MSU
    Details Fall 2017 1333 Leadership MSU
    Details Spring 2017 1143 Academic Research & Writing
    Details Fall 2016 1143.L14 & L15 Academic Research & Writing--Business Learning Community
    Details Fall 2016 1143 Academic Research & Writing
    Details Fall 2016 1014 Integrated Reading & Writing
  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    Midwestern State University Bachelor of Science--Psychology 2013-5-11 0:0:0
    Midwestern State University Bachelor of Arts--English 2014-5-10 0:0:0
    Illinois State University Master of Arts--English: Literary & Cultural Studies 2016-8-4 0:0:0
  • Institution Position Start Date End Date
    MSU Texas Lecturer, English Department August 2016 May 2017
    MSU Texas Coordinator, Honors Program August 2017 Present
  • Peer-Reviewed Articles:

    Garrison, Steve, and Cody Parish. “The Campus Improvement Project: A High-Impact Practice to Stimulate Honors Community and Empower Student Leadership on Campus.” Honors in Practice, vol. 16, no. 1, 2020, pp. 234-36.

    Book Chapters:

    Parish, Cody. "Chromatic Hauntings: The Uncanny Color Design of James Wan's Horror Films." The Cinema of James Wan, edited by Matthew Edwards and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, McFarland, 2021. (forthcoming)


    Parish, Cody. Review of Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children’s Literature and Culture, edited by Jessica R. McCort. Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas, vol. 50, no. 1, 2019, pp. 56-57.

    Non-Academic Essays:

    Parish, Cody, and Kristen Ann Leer. “‘I’ll Be Seeing You’: Trauma as Uncanny Horror in Misery.” Horror Homeroom: Special Issue #2, 30 Nov. 2020. (forthcoming)

    Leer, Kristen Ann, and Cody Parish. “From Misery to Sympathy: Redeeming Annie Wilkes in Castle Rock.” Horror Homeroom: Special Issue #2, 30 Nov. 2020. (forthcoming)

    Parish, Cody. “Review: In Search of Darkness (2019): A Nostalgic Celebration of 80s Horror Cinema.” Horror Homeroom, 2 Jul. 2020,

    Parish, Cody. "Why Dead Silence Is the Forgotten Gem of James Wan's Horror Oeuvre." PopMatters, 11 Jun. 2020,

    Parish, Cody. “‘Just Like the Movies’: The Non-Diegetic Horror of the Coronavirus Outbreak.” Horror Homeroom, 20 Mar. 2020,

    Parish, Cody. “Monstrous Excess as Access to Horror Cinema.” Horror Homeroom, 29 Aug. 2019,

    Selected Presentations:

    “Surviving Nostalgia in David Gordon Green’s Halloween.” Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE)—Texas. Collin College, McKinney, Texas. March 2020.

    “The Animal in Us.” Co-presented with Kalli Root. Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 2020.

    “A Cultural-Historical Approach to Horror Cinema.” Lecture for ENGL 3733: Special Topics: Fear in Film. Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. January 2020.

    “Romero’s Night of the Living Dead: A Scholarly Introduction.” Invited Presentation for Moffett Madness Film Series. Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. October 2019.

    “Nostalgia in the Contemporary American Horror Film.” Campus-Wide Lecture Hosted by Redwine Honors Program. Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. September 2019.

    “Breaking the Silence: Revisiting Dead Silence in the #MeToo Era.” Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA) Conference. Sam Houston State University, The Woodlands, Texas. October 2018.

    “Mortality and the Horror of Nostalgia in It Follows.” American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. November 2017.

    “Resistance and the Colonial Zombie in M.T. Anderson’s Octavian Nothing.” Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) Conference. University of South Florida. Tampa, Florida. June 2017.

    “Fairy Tale Romance: Compulsory Heterosexuality in Disney’s Frozen.” Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) Conference. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. June 2016.