Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Dr. Melissa Girard

Dr. GirardAssistant Professor


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

Phone: 410-617-2126


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois

Courses Taught

  • EN 101 Understanding Literature
  • EN 203 Major Writers: American Lit
  • EN 206 Major Writers: Gender, Culture, Madness
  • EN 372 Modern British and American Poetry
  • EN 377 Twentieth Century Lit: Bohemians
  • EN 383 Modern Lit: Poety in Public
  • EN 409 Honors Seminar: Special Topics

Recent Publications

  • “‘Jeweled Bindings’: Modernist Women’s Poetry and the Limits of Sentimentality.” Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. Ed. Cary Nelson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 96-119.
  • “‘How autocratic our country is becoming’: The Sentimental Poetess at War.” Journal of Modern Literature 32.2 (Winter 2009): 41-64.
  • "The Art of Rejection.” (Co-authored with Cristina Stanciu). The Chronicle of Higher Education. 22 Jan. 2012. Web.>
  • Slam, Spoken Word, and the Democratization of Poetry." Review of Susan Somers-Willett The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry (University of Michigan Press, 2009). Poetry & Popular Culture. Web.
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