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)


Anthony Minervini

Anthony Minervini

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

Economics, English