Department of English
Welcome to the Department of English at The Catholic University of America.
The CUA English department is dedicated to the study of literature: learning its history and searching its aesthetic depths. Our faculty publish in fields ranging from Anglo-Saxon visual culture to Victorian fiction to contemporary American poetry. While our critical approaches vary widely, we share a love of literature and a dual commitment to scholarship and teaching.
The undergraduate curriculum provides CUA English majors with a strong grounding in British and American literature. Our Ph.D. and M.A. programs train graduate students to become scholars at once expert in their chosen fields and conversant with the broader history of literature in English.
Learn more about programs here.
Dr. Rebecca Rainof Mas's book, Fictions of Maturity: Plot, Purgatory, and the Victorian Novel of Adulthood, has been accepted for publication by Ohio University Press.
Dr. Stephen Wright's book, The Erlau Playbook: Five Medieval German Dramas for Christmas and Easter, has been accepted for publication by Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (forthcoming 2013).
Doctoral candidate Katherine LeNotre's article "Flannery O'Connor's 'Parker's Back' and Hans Urs von Balthasar on Beauty and Tragedy" has been accepted by the journal Renascence for their special O'Connor issue.
Marcel Brown (PhD, 2013) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Humanities at St. Gregory's University.
Nelly Lambert (PhD, 2013) has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Trinity Washington University.
Kevin Farrell (PhD, 2013) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Iowa Wesleyan College.
Joan Romano Shifflett (PhD, 2013) has accepted a position as Instructor and Writing Specialist at The United State Naval Academy.
NOV6Martha Nell Smith and Nelly Lewis Lambert: Emily D as Comedienne?
12-1p.m. 529 14th St. NW
American Women Writers National Museum
NOV13English Department Fall Party
5:00-6:30 p.m. Pryz Great Room C
Class of 2003
Other areas of study/degrees:
Minor in Spanish
MA in English from Northeastern University (2006). I completed coursework toward my PhD in 20th Century American Literature at Western Michigan University in 2010, but have since left the program.
I have been teaching as an adjunct at Harrisburg Area Community College for the past three years.