Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

David C. Dougherty

Professor EmeritusDavid Dougherty



  • Ph.D Miami University (Ohio)

Special Teaching Interests

  • Modern British and American poetry, 1900-1945
  • Postmodern British and American poetry, 1945-1990
  • Shakespeare's English history plays
  • Modern British and American fiction, 1900-1945
  • Postmodern American fiction, 1955-2005
  • The American sixties
  • Detective fiction

Courses (Graduate Program in Liberal Studies)

  • The Story of the Sixties
  • Rage for order: Modern Southern American Literature
  • Shakespeare and Film
  • Detective Fiction and Film

Recent Publications

  • "Prospects of Recovery: Two Unpublished Sketches by Stanely Elkin."  New England Review 27 (2006): 41-46.
    • "Baseball Story" - Editor
    • "Colin Kelly's Kids" - Editor
  • A Casebook on Stanley Elkin’s The Dick Gibson Show (2002)
    • Editor and author of “Listening in on America: Introduction”
  • A Casebook on Stanley Elkin’s The Magic Kingdom (2005)
    • Editor and author of “’Because Everything Has a Perfectly Reasonable Explanation.’ Our Ticket to The Magic Kingdom.”
  • Articles on various authors, The Literary Encyclopedia

Areas of Interest

Detective and crime literature, filming Shakespeare's plays, Vietnam War fiction and films, sports and literature



Justin found a zeal for helping others through extracurricular activities and medical research internships

Biochemistry, English