Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Loyola College Literary Society (LoCoLitSo)

As one of Loyola’s oldest clubs, our mission is to promote literary awareness on campus through activities, meetings, and discussions. If you like to read, write, or do both at the same time (which we don’t advise), then you are perfect for the Loyola Literary Society. We are based out of the English department on campus, but any student is welcome to join, regardless of major or class year. Last year, we hosted a bookmaking workshop with poet MC Hyland, as well as our first annual Notes on a Page event on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. If you are interested in joining, contact Dr. Melissa Girard (magirard@loyola.edu) in the English department. 

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Melissa Girard


Kjerstin Burdiek (2017) and Monica Malouf (2018) will be co-presidents of LoCoLitSo next year and are already planning Croquet on the Quad.

Events 2015

  • Croquet on the Quad (Sept. 16) - Rousing game with students and faculty to celebrate the start of another academic year.
  • Henry V Gathering (Sept. 23) - Gather in the English department for Chipotle and discussion before heading to the American Shakespeare Center's performance.
  • Notes on a Page (Nov. 17) - Our second annual Notes on a Page event features professors speaking about the book "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Partnered with ALAS (Association of Latin American and Spanish Students), this cultural event features music, cuisine and discussion about Colombian culture.
Robert Miola

Robert Miola, Ph.D.

For this long-time English and Classics professor, the Loyola difference is in the way in which professors teach and by which students learn

English, Classics