Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Dr. Kathleen Forni

Chair of Department of English


Humanities 242 E
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210

Phone: 443-883-1864

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California

Courses Taught

  • EN 300 English Literature Before 1800
  • EN 301 Chaucer
  • EN 302 Medieval Love
  • EN 306 Reinventing the Middle Ages
  • EN 304 Arthur and Other Heroes
  • EN 306 Popular Medieval Literature
  • Seminars on various topics


  • Beowulf's Popular Afterlife in Literature, Comic Books, and Film (2018).
  • Chaucer's Afterlife (2013).
  • The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Selection (2005).
  • The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Counterfeit Canon (2001).


Mark Osteen

Mark Osteen, Ph.D.

This long-time professor of English brings his intellectual curiosity to his classes and strives to teach his students a most important lesson: how to be humane