Donna Paparella

Adjunct Lecturer

Donna Paparella teaches literature and writing at Barnard and Hunter College. Her interests include childhood studies, nineteenth-century British and transatlantic literatures and cultures, the novel, law and literature, life writing, writing pedagogy, teaching writing through literary studies, and digital humanities. Her current book project, Knowing Children/Children Knowing: Nineteenth-Century British Child Law and Literature, explores the relationship between nineteenth-century literary representations of children and the origins of child custody and welfare law.



First-Year Writing: Legacy of the Mediterranean I and II

First-Year Seminar: Inventing Childhood


239 LeFrak, Barnard Hall

Office Hours: 

Spring 2019

MW 10:00-11:00 and by appointment


Ph.D., M.Phil., The Graduate Center, CUNY

B.A., Columbia University