Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Jean Lee Cole

Dr. Cole Professor and Director of the minor in American Studies

Office

Humanities 242 H
Department of English
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Phone: 410-617-5440
Fax: 410-617-2702
jlcole@loyola.edu

Blog:  http://jeanleecole.wordpress.com
Twitter: @ProfJLC  https://twitter.com/profjlc
CV available at Academia.edu  https://loyola.academia.edu/JeanLeeCole

Education

  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)
  • B.A., Carleton College

Courses Taught

  • EN 203 Major Writers: American Literature (Themes: Natural and Urban Landscapes; Three Decades of New York City)
  • EN 366 American Literature Before WWI
  • EN 367 The Civil War in American Literature
  • EN 369 The Novel in the United States 
  • EN 389 Gender in American Literature 1890-1910
  • EN 397 The American West

Recent Publications 

  • 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)
  • "A New Digital Divide? Recovery Editing in the Age of Digitization" (Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, 2016)
  • "Rising from the Gutter: Rudolph Block, the Comic Strip, and the Ghetto Fiction of Bruno Lessing" (MELUS: Multiethnic Literatures of the United States, 2016)
  • "An Accidental Activist: Rediscovering Thoreau After the Death of Freddie Gray" (The Concord Saunterer, 2015) 
  • Freedom's Witness: The Civil War Writings of Henry McNeal Turner (West Virginia University Press, 2013),  http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2013/03/06/wvu-press-publishes-freedom-s-witness-the-civil-war-correspondence-of-henry-mcneal-turner

Recommended Websites

Professional Affiliations

  • Editor, American Periodicals
  • Modern Language Association
  • Society for the History of Authors, Readers, and Publishers (SHARP)
  • Research Society for American Periodicals
  • American Studies Association

Other

Extracurricular activities: Playing music and racquet sports, urban greening, crafts of all kinds, art, Orioles baseball, Baltimore.

Anna DeBlasio
Alumni

Anna DeBlasio

An actor and singer, Anna says she cultivated her career in the arts through grants from Loyola

English, Fine Arts