Barbara Ann Schapiro, Ph.D.

Barbara Ann Schapiro, Ph.D., is a professor of English at Rhode Island College with a specialty in psychoanalysis and literature. She is the author of The Romantic Mother: Narcissistic Patterns in Romantic Poetry (Johns Hopkins, 1983), Literature and the Relational Self (NYU, 1994) and D. H. Lawrence and the Paradoxes of Psychic Life (SUNY, 1999). She is also co-editor with Lynne Layton of Narcissism and the Text: Studies in Literature and the Psychology of Self (NYU, 1986). Barbara remains a “Survivor” fan and is no longer embarrassed by it. She has even convinced her husband, after some initial resistance, to watch with her. He now shares her addiction.

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