Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Marian Crotty

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Assistant Professor of Writing
Maryland Hall 043P

My teaching emphasizes the social nature of writing. In both creative writing and composition courses, students will learn to compose in a variety of genres for a variety of audiences and purposes. They will take each piece of writing through multiple drafts and will receive feedback both from me and from their classmates. My courses often include inquiry-based activities and “experiments” in which students develop their own theories of writing. I hope my courses will demystify the writing process and will help students gain analytical and communication skills they can apply to the rhetorical situations they will encounter in their academic and professional lives.

My own writing has appeared in a number of literary journals such as The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Guernica, and The New England Review and a short story has been accepted for publication in The Atlantic. I am also an assistant editor and regular contributor to The Common and was the recipient of a 2012-2013 Fulbright grant to study in The United Arab Emirates. 

For more information about my teaching, writing, and service, please see my curriculum vitae in PDF or visit my personal website.