Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Dr. 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  • "Prospects of Recovery: Two Unpublished Sketches by Stanely Elkin."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

Amber Davis


Amber’s interdisciplinary major and minor allow her to explore different paths that incorporate her academic passions and career pursuits

English, Communication, Writing