Catherine Corman Parry, a Brigham Young University associate professor of English, is scheduled to deliver the spring devotional address Tuesday, May 7, at 11 a.m.
Parry's address, "`Simon, I Have Somewhat to Say Unto Thee': Judgment and Condemnation in the Parables of Jesus," will be presented in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium.Parry received her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles. She earned her bachelor's degree at California State University, Fullerton. She is a member of the Medieval Academy of America and of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association.
Parry teaches a variety of classes at BYU, including English literature to 1500, Chaucer and Old English literature. She has also developed the following two courses: "Textual Criticism" and "Women, Religion and Literature in the Middle Ages."
A sampling of her published articles includes "`This Boke Is Myne': Medieval Women's Relationship to Books" and "St. Hild, Abbess of Whitby."
Parry was honored as English Department Teacher of the Year at BYU in 1987. She has been a participant in the National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar.