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Mark Osteen

Mark Osteen

ProfessorDr. Osteen

Phone: 410-617-2363


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


  • 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


  • 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:


  • 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) 

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