Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Melissa Girard

Dr. GirardAssistant Professor


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

Phone: 410-617-2126
Fax: 410-617-2702


  • Ph.D University of Illinois

Courses Taught

  • EN 101 Understanding Literature
  • EN 372 Modern British and American Poetry

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.

A professor of English and Catholic Studies, Dr. Abromaitis serves as advisor to students who plan to attend law school and has been teaching at Loyola for five decades

English, Catholic Studies