Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Dr. Jean Lee Cole

Dr. ColeProfessor Emerita



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


  • 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


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

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