Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Faculty Highlights

Faculty Achievements: Publications, Honors, and Invited Lectures

Dr. Jean Lee Cole


  • How the Other Half Laughs: The Comic Sensibility in American Culture, 1895-1920 (University Press of Mississippi, 2020)
  • Lead Editor: Parole Femine: Words and Lives of the Woman's Literary Club of Baltimore (Apprentice House Press/Loyola University 2019)
  • “Rising from the Gutter:  Rudolph Block, the Comic Strip, and the Ghetto Fiction of Bruno   Lessing” in MELUS (Multiethnic Literatures of the United States), Spring 2016.
  • "A New Digital Divide:  c21 Editorial Practice and Accessibility,” solicited for Legacy:  A Journal of American Writers, Spring 2016.


Dr. Cole's article "Laughing Sam and Krazy Kats: The Black Comic Sensibility" was recently awarded an honorable mention for the Ernest Redekop prize for best article published in the Canadian Review of American Studies during the past year, at the Canadian Association for American Studies conference held October 12-14, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Cole is the 2017 winner of the Nachbar Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Humanities. This award, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, is Loyola's most prestigious scholarly prize, as it recognizes a scholar's career-long achievement.

Kathleen Forni


  • Beowulf's Popular Afterlife in Literature, Comic Books, and Film (Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture) 1st Edition (2018)
  • The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Selection (2005)
  • The Chaucerian Apocrypha: A Counterfeit Canon (2001)

Melissa Girard

Congratulations to Dr. Girard on her tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.


  • “Forgiving the Sonnet:  Modernist Women’s Love Poetry and the Problem of Sentimentality,” A History of Twentieth-Century American Women’s Poetry, ed.  Linda Kinnahan.  Cambridge:  Cambridge   UP, forthcoming July 2016.
  • “J. Saunders Redding and the ‘Surrender’ of African American Women’s Poetry” was accepted for publication by PMLA, the flagship journal of the Modern Language Association, in October 2015.

Giuseppina Iacono Lobo

Congratulations to Dr. Lobo on her tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.

Signed an advance contract with the University of Toronto for her manuscript, “Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England.”

Dr. Nicholas Miller


Dr. Miller was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Transformative Teaching at Loyola in 2017. This award recognizes Dr.  Miller's commitment to imaginative and effective teaching. 

Delivered a talk at the Grand Seminar, "The Magician's Microscope: Animation, 'Talking' Bacteria, and the Scientific Imagination" on April 12, 2016.

Robert Miola


  • Robert Miola's edition of Chapman's Iliad received a nomination from Brian Vickers for Book of the Year, London Times Literary Supplement, November 29, 2019; his article "Ben Jonson's Reception of Lucian" won the 2019 Beverly Rogers Literary Award from the Ben Jonson Journal.
  • “Shakespeare and the Bible” in Shakespeare in Our Time:  A Shakespeare Association of America Collection, Ed. Dympna Callaghan and Suzanne Gossett. London:  Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016.  123-31.
  • Macbeth for The Norton Shakespeare, 3rd edition (2015).

Invited Lectures and Papers:

  • “Shakespeare and Classical Comedy:  The Dark Legacy,” University of Campinas, Brazil, June 2015
  • “Alternative Histories:  Recovering Catholic Poetic Dissent,” Renaissance Society of America Conference, Boston, MA, March 31-April 2016.
  • “Remembering Greece in Shakespeare’s Rome,” Rome Shakespeare Conference, Rome, Italy, April 13-16, 2016.
  • Robert S. Miola on Shakespeare's Sources, Online Interview, April 22, 2019 - https://fivebooks.com/best-books/shakespeares-sources-robert-s-miola/

Mark Osteen




  • Dr. Osteen's edited collection The Beatles through a Glass Onion: Reconsidering the White Album was published by University of Michigan Press, in their Tracking Pop series, in March, 2019.
  • Dr. Osteen's book-in-progress Fake It: Fictions of Forgery is under contract with the University of Virginia Press (2018)



  • “Irish Haptoglyphics: The Manual and the Tactile in Joyce’s Fiction.” Joyce Studies Annual 2017: 3-39. 
  • “Hideous Progeny: Forgery, Frankenstein, and Peter Carey’s My Life as a Fake.” PLL: Papers on Language and Literature 53.4 (Fall 2017): 346-82.  
  • Alfred in Wonderland: Hitchcock through the Looking-Glass.” Adaptation in Visual Culture: Images, Texts, and Their Multiple Worlds. Eds. Julie Grossman and R. Barton Palmer. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 213-34.
  • “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. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017. 43-66.
  • “The Currency of DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.” Don DeLillo after the Millennium: Currents and Currencies. Ed. Jacqueline A. Zubeck. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2017. 45-64.
  • “Obbligato.” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 26.4 (Oct., 2017): 671-80.
  • “A Man Down There.” New Letters 83.2 & 3 (2017): 71-95. Winner of the Dorothy Churchill Cappon Prize in Nonfiction


  • Hitchcock and Adaptation:  On the Page and Screen (2014)
  • Autism and Representation (2008)
  • The Question of the Gift: Essays Across Disciplines (2002)
  • White Noise, Text and Criticism (1998)
  • Co-editor, Music at the Crossroads: Lives and Legacies of Baltimore Jazz (Loyola Aperio Series: 2010)
  • Co-editor, The New Economic Criticism: Studies at the Intersection of Literature and Economics (1999).

Invited Lecture:

  • "Grow Your Brain!: Art on the Autism Spectrum." Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN, October 26, 2017.
  • “Nocturnes in Black and Blue: Jazz in Classic Film Noir.” Humanities Center, Brigham Young University, November 2015.


  • Dr. Osteen's creative nonfiction essay, "Silvertone," was a finalist for the 2018 Conger Beasley Jr. Award from the journal New Letters.
  • Dorothy Churchill Cappon Nonfiction Award, from the journal New Letters (2016) - The winning essay is entitled  "A Man Down There," and it concerns a hunting accident his father had at a young age.
  • 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)
Doria Diacogiannis


Loyola taught Doria to seize every opportunity available to her, whether that be undertaking a psychology major with a double minor in Spanish and English, being involved on campus, or volunteering

Psychology, English, Modern Languages and Literatures