Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Faculty Highlights

Faculty Achievements: Publications, Honors, and Invited Lectures

Dr. Victoria Barnett-Woods
CCSJ Faculty Fellow, 2020-2021

Recent Publications: 

  • 'Bequeathed unto My Daughter [...] Slaves': Women, Slavery and Property in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic in Journal for Eighteenth-Century Atlantic (December 2021).
  • "Pirates, Slaves, and Profligate Rogues: Sailing Under the Jolly Roger in the Black Atlantic" in Edges of Transatlantic Commerce in the Eighteenth Century (Routledge, 2021).
  • "Creole Nationalism, Mobility, and Gendered Politics in Zelica the Creole” in Transatlantic Women Travelers (Bucknell, 2021).
  • Editor: Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World (Routledge, 2020).

Dr. Jean Lee Cole


  • How the Other Half Laughs: The Comic Sensibility in American Culture, 1895-1920 (University Press of Mississippi, 2020).
  • Lead Editor: Parole Femine: Words and Lives of the Woman's Literary Club of Baltimore (Apprentice House Press/Loyola University 2019).
  • “Rising from the Gutter:  Rudolph Block, the Comic Strip, and the Ghetto Fiction of Bruno   Lessing” in MELUS (Multiethnic Literatures of the United States),
    Spring 2016.
  • "A New Digital Divide:  c21 Editorial Practice and Accessibility,” solicited for Legacy:  A Journal of American Writers, Spring 2016.


Dr. Jean Lee Cole recently received the 2021 Distinguished Editor Award by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ). She was unanimously selected for her editorship of the academic journal American Periodicals, which she edited from 2015-20.  http://www.celj.org/news

Dr. Cole's article "Laughing Sam and Krazy Kats: The Black Comic Sensibility" was recently awarded an honorable mention for the Ernest Redekop prize for best article published in the Canadian Review of American Studies during the past year, at the Canadian Association for American Studies conference held October 12-14, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Cole is the 2017 winner of the Nachbar Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Humanities. This award, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, is Loyola's most prestigious scholarly prize, as it recognizes a scholar's career-long achievement.

Dr. Juniper Ellis


  • Ellis, Juniper.  "Convergence: Irony and Urban Indian Epistemologies in Tommy Orange’s There There." Postcolonial Text vol. 15, no. 2, 2020, pp. 1-16.
  • Ellis, Juniper.  "Da decolonizing real: Liberating humour in Joe Balaz's Pidgin Eye." The Journal of Commonwealth Literature October 2020, 14 pages.
  • Ellis, Juniper.  “Laughter’s Truths: Hurston, Ellison, and Open-Ended Dialogue,” Studies in American Humor, vol. 6, no. 1, 2020, pp. 91-109.
  • Ellis, Juniper.  “Oceanian Knowing and Decolonial Love in Sia Figiel’s Freelove.” New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernity in the Pacific.  Eds. Matthew Hayward and Maebh Long.  Routledge, 2019, pp. 210-226.
  • Ellis, Juniper.  “Humour as Indigenous Liberation: A Tattooed Anus for World Peace in Kisses in the Nederends,” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 55, issue 5, 2018, pp. 614-626. Published 7 Feb. 2019.

Dr. Kathleen Forni


  • Beowulf's Popular Afterlife in Literature, Comic Books, and Film (2018).
  • Chaucer's Afterlife (2013).
  • The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Selection (2005).
  • The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Counterfeit Canon (2001).


Dr. Forni is the 2020 winner of the Nachbar Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Humanities. This award, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, is Loyola's most prestigious scholarly prize, as it recognizes a scholar's career-long achievement.

Dr. Melissa Girard

Congratulations to Dr. Girard on her tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.


  • “Forgiving the Sonnet:  Modernist Women’s Love Poetry and the Problem of Sentimentality,” A History of Twentieth-Century American Women’s Poetry,
    ed. Linda Kinnahan. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming July 2016.
  • “J. Saunders Redding and the ‘Surrender’ of African American Women’s Poetry” was accepted for publication by PMLA, the flagship journal of the Modern Language Association, in October 2015.

Dr. Giuseppina Iacono Lobo

Congratulations to Dr. Lobo on her tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.

Signed an advance contract with the University of Toronto for her manuscript, “Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England.”

Dr. Nicholas Miller


Dr. Miller was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Transformative Teaching at Loyola in 2017. This award recognizes Dr.  Miller's commitment to imaginative and effective teaching. 

Dr. Miller delivered a talk at the Grand Seminar, "The Magician's Microscope: Animation, 'Talking' Bacteria, and the Scientific Imagination" on April 12, 2016.

Dr. Robert Miola


  • “Early Modern Receptions of Iphigenia at Aulis.” Classical Receptions Journal (2020), 1-20.
  • Robert Miola's edition of Chapman's Iliad (2017) received a nomination from Brian Vickers for Book of the Year, London Times Literary Supplement, November 29, 2019; his article "Ben Jonson's Reception of Lucian" won the 2019 Beverly Rogers Literary Award from the Ben Jonson Journal
  • Hamlet, 2nd edition. Norton, 2019.  
  • Early Modern Catholicism: An Anthology of Primary Sources. Oxford University Press, 2007.  
  • Macbeth for The Norton Shakespeare, 3rd edition (2015). 

Invited Lectures and Papers:

  • “Text, Paratext, Context: The Scribal and Print Publications of Tichborne’s Lament,” Huntington Library, 2019. 
  • “Remembering Greece in Shakespeare’s Rome,” Rome, 2016, Washington, DC 2019.  
  • “Lost and Found in Translation: Early Modern Receptions of Oedipus at Colonus,” Verona, 2018, Toronto 2019. 
  • “Orestes and the Light of Day.” The Tyrant’s Fear . La Paura del Tiranno, Boston, 2016, Verona, 2016.
  • “Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Dark Legacy,” Plenary address, University of Campinas, Brazil, 2015. 

Dr. Mark Osteen

Recent Publications:

  • Author: Fake It: Fictions of Forgery. Forthcoming from Univ. of Virginia Press, August, 2021. 
  • Editor: Don DeLillo: Novels of the 1980s: The Names, White Noise, Libra. Library of America, forthcoming, 2022. 
  • Editor: The Beatles through a Glass Onion: Reconsidering the White Album. University of Michigan Press, 2019. 
  • Guest Co-editor: Caregiving, Kinship and the Making of Stories. Special issue of Journal of Medical Humanities 38.1 (Spring, 2017). Includes his essay “Pas de Deux” (25-37). 

Scholarly Essays:

  • “But Is It Art?: Welles’s Cubist Portrait of the Forger in F for Fake. New Perspectives on Old Masters.” Special issue of South Atlantic Review 85.4 (Winter 2020): 65-96.
  • “‘We came for the dirt but stayed for the talk’: Don DeLillo’s Theatre.” Don DeLillo: Contemporary Critical Perspectives. Ed. Katherine Da Cunha Lewin & Kiron Ward. Bloomsbury, 2018. 79-93. 
  • “Turning Us On: Artifice as Authenticity in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper, and the Summer of Love, ed. Kenneth Womack and Kathryn B. Cox. Lexington Books, 2017. 43-66. 
  • “Irish Haptoglyphics: The Manual and the Tactile in Joyce’s Fiction.” Joyce Studies Annual 2017: 3-39.  
  • “Alfred in Wonderland: Hitchcock through the Looking-Glass.” South Atlantic Review 80.3-4 (2016): 194-214. Winner of the SAMLA Essay Prize for 2016-17. 

Creative Nonfiction:


Seventeenth Annual Deans' Symposium Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in research, teaching and service (2014).
Nachbahr Award for outstanding scholarly accomplishment in the Humanities (2000).

Dr. Stephen Park

High-Impact Practices Faculty Fellow (2019-2021)


  • The Pan American Imagination: Contested Visions of the Hemisphere in Twentieth Century Literature. New World Studies Series, University of Virginia Press, 2014. 
    Nominated for the Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship.
  •  “Free Trade Masculinities and the Literature of NAFTA,” in Routledge Companion to Literature & Economics. Matt Seybold, ed. (Routledge 2018).
  •  “Haunting the Plantation: The Global Southern Gothic in Eric Walrond’s Tropic Death,” Southern Quarterly 55.4 (Summer 2018), Special Issue: The Caribbean South.

Dr. Thomas Scheye

Dr. Scheye was awarded the Cardinal Newman Medal at Loyola's 2021 Commencement.

Anthony Minervini

Anthony Minervini

Loyola’s Jesuit education prepared Anthony for law school and his career as an attorney

Economics, English