Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Dr. Mark Osteen

ProfessorDr. Osteen


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

Phone: 410-617-2363


Ph.D., Emory University

Courses Taught

  • EN 382 Topics in Literature and Film (recent topics: England Swings: the Literature, Film and Culture of England in the 1960s; Shades of Black: Film Noir and Postwar America;  Neurodiversity: Mental Disability in Literature and Film)
  • EN 387 Seminar: Imagining Apocalypse in Contemporary Literature
  • EN 397 Blue Notes: The Literature of Jazz
  • EN 399 Seminar in Literary Topics after 1800:  Neurodiversity

Recent Publications

Author: Fake It: Fictions of Forgery. Univ. of Virginia Press, September, 2021. 

Editor: Don DeLillo: Novels of the 1980s: The Names, White Noise, Libra. Library of America, forthcoming, 2022. 

Editor:  The Beatles through a Glass Onion: Reconsidering the White Album. Univ. of Michigan Press, 2019. 

Guest Co-editor: Caregiving, Kinship and the Making of Stories. Special issue of Journal of Medical Humanities 38.1 (Spring, 2017). Includes his essay “Pas de Deux” (25-37). 

Scholarly Essays: 

“But Is It Art?: Welles’s Cubist Portrait of the Forger in F for Fake.” New Perspectives on Old Masters.” Special issue of South Atlantic Review 85.4 (Winter 2020): 65-96.

“‘We came for the dirt but stayed for the talk’: Don DeLillo’s Theatre.” Don DeLillo:Contemporary Critical Perspectives. Ed. Katherine Da Cunha Lewin & Kiron Ward. Bloomsbury, 2018. 79-93.

“Turning Us On: Artifice as Authenticity in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper, and the Summer of Love, ed. Kenneth Womack and Kathryn B. Cox. Lexington Books, 2017. 43-66. 

“Irish Haptoglyphics: The Manual and the Tactile in Joyce’s Fiction.” Joyce Studies Annual 2017: 3-39.  

“Alfred in Wonderland: Hitchcock through the Looking-Glass.” South Atlantic Review 80.3-4 (2016): 194-214. Winner of the SAMLA Essay Prize for 2016-17. 

Creative Nonfiction:

"Why I Break Stuff." The Maine Review, Issue 7.3 (September 2021)

“Convocation.”Ars Medica 15.2 (Fall 2020). Featured essay.  

“Pane.” Kaleidoscope 77 (July, 2018): 8-13. Featured Essay. 

“A Man Down There.” New Letters 83.2 & 3 (2017): 71-95. Winner of the Dorothy Churchill Cappon Prize in Nonfiction, 2016. 


  • Dorothy Churchill Cappon Nonfiction Award, from the journal New Letters (2016) 
  • Seventeenth Annual Deans' Symposium Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in research, teaching and service (2014)
  • Nachbahr Award for outstanding scholarly accomplishment in the Humanities (2000)


Carol Abromaitis

Carol Abromaitis, Ph.D.

Dr. Abromaitis, professor emerita of English and Catholic Studies, taught at Loyola for five decades in addition to advising students bound for law school

English, Catholic Studies