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Brian O'Sullivan
Associate Professor of English
Montgomery Hall
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he St. Mary’s English Department believes that a student benefits most from the integration of literature and creative writing. Thus, as English majors, students will read a broad historical and cultural range of literatures and develop a variety of writing skills.

September 18, 2023
Books edited by Professor of History Adriana M. Brodsky and Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black are both featured in the fall 2023 catalog of publications by the New York University Press.

Brodsky’s co-edited collection with Laura Arnold Leibman, “Jews Across the Americas: A Sourcebook,… Find Out More
June 26, 2023
A poem written by Professor of English Karen Leona Anderson has been published in "The Materials Issue: Full Bleed," a collaboration between the Phillips Collection and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland. Her poem, "Fainting Couch," can be read on the Full Bleed… Find Out More
May 1, 2023
Professor of English Karen Leona Anderson wrote a short essay about her previously published poem, “Rat” that was published recently in Poetry Daily’s “What Sparks Poetry: Ecopoetry Now.” Additionally, on May 4, Anderson is an invited reader at the “The Materials Issue” poetry reading, a… Find Out More
March 29, 2023
Professor of English Beth Charlebois was recently published in "Shakespeare and Cultural Appropriation" (Routledge, 2023), edited by Vanessa I. Corredera, L. Monique Pittman, Geoffrey Way. Her chapter, titled "Prospero in Prison: Adaptation and Appropriation in Margaret Atwood's Hag-Seed" analyzes… Find Out More
January 31, 2023
Christine Wooley, professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, recently began a year-long term as president of the Association of Departments of English (ADE) after being named to the position last spring. The ADE supports academic departments focused on studying literature, writing and… Find Out More
February 23, 2022
Jennifer Cognard-Black, professor of English and 2020 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, is a 2022 recipient of an Independent Artist Award presented by the Maryland State Arts Council. Cognard-Black will receive a $2,000 regional grant to recognize promise in fiction… Find Out More
February 18, 2022
Jeffrey Lamar Coleman, professor of English, has three poems included in the poetry anthology “Where We Stand: Poems of Black Resilience” (Cherry Castle Publishing, 2022).
Co-edited by Melanie Henderson, Enzo Silon Surin, and Truth Thomas, the multigenerational book consists of 86 poems by 30 poets… Find Out More
January 19, 2022
The annual Reeves Lecture with Jeffrey Hammond, professor of English and George B. and Willma Reeves Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Daugherty-Palmer Commons on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus. The event is free of charge… Find Out More
August 17, 2021
Professors of Physics Charles Adler and Professor of Art Carrie Patterson will present individually during the TEDxGreatMills free virtual event entitled EMERGE! on September 18, 2021, along with Professor Emeritus of English Michael Glaser and SMCM Alumna Rie Moore ’19. Nine speakers will present… Find Out More
June 4, 2021
Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black had a short story published in April’s edition of Story magazine, titled “Daughter Mother Daughter” under her pen name of J. Annie MacLeod.

Story magazine has published such writers as Sherwood Anderson, John Cheever, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer,… Find Out More