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.
Nora Benedict

Nora Benedict

Nora credits her Loyola education with affording her critical thinking skills and relationships with faculty, both of which inspired a career in academia

English, Spanish