Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Dr. Paul Oorts

Dr. Paul Oorts

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Italian and French

Maryland Hall 351E


  • Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), B.A. in Classical Philology
  • Penn State University, M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature

Research and Teaching Interests

  • French, Italian, and Dutch languages
  • History and culture
  • The Trojan Legend in Comparative Perspective
  • Eighteenth Century Western European Dance Music
  • Italian-American Mandolin Music

Recent Courses Taught at Loyola University Maryland

  • French 102, 103, and 104
  • Italian 102-103, and 104

Lectures and Presentations

  • "Belgian Music from the Time of Rosalie Stier." A lecture recital at the Riversdale Mansion in Riversadle Park, Maryland.  September 2010.

Service, Activities, and Memberships in Academic Societies

  • American Association of Teachers of French
  • American Association of Teachers of Italian
  • Modern Language Association



  • Beijaert 1728- An 18th century Collection of Christmas Music for the Carillon from Antwerp. December 2005.
  • Eurotunes- Tunes for the Miniclasses "Eurotunes By Ear."  Irish Week at the August Heritage Center.  Collected, transcribed and chorded by Paul Oorts.  2004-2006-2007.
  • Belgian Anthology:  Volume 1- Dance Music from 18th Century Belgium transcribed from original sources then chorded by Paul Oorts. 


  • Amerikanen hameren erop los. Geo Vollek nr. 1 2002 4-9.
  • World Mandolin:  A la Orilla de un PalomarMel Bay's Mandolin Sessions.  2008.
  • World Mandolin: Girando SempreMel Bay's Mandolin Sessions. 2009.
  • Dialoog van viool en hakkebordDulcimer Players' News.

Edited Works

  • Sansone, Maggie.  Celtic FairMelBay.
  • Sansone, Maggie.  Maggie's Big Book of Celtic TunesMelBay.

Julia Cataneo


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