Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Dr. David C. Dougherty

Professor Emeritus

Email: ddougherty@loyola.edu  David Dougherty


  • Ph.D., Miami University (Ohio)

Courses Taught (Graduate Program in Liberal Studies)

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


  • Compelling Evidence:  New Detective Stories (2016). Editor and Introduction
  • Shouting Down the Silence: A Biography of Stanley Elkin (2010)
  • "Prospects of Recovery: Two Unpublished Sketches by Stanely Elkin."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 Specialization

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Disability
  • Gender

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


  • American Historical Association Member Spotlight: Sara Scalenghe. 
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities awards Dr. Scalenghe a $210,912 grant to direct a Summer Institute for College and University Teachers entitled "Global Histories of Disability."
  • Detective and crime literature, filming Shakespeare's plays, Vietnam War fiction and films, sports and literature
Anthony Minervini

Anthony Minervini

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

Economics, English