English

Main Contact
Brian O'Sullivan
Associate Professor of English
bposullivan@smcm.edu
Montgomery Hall
Organization Description

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.

February 6, 2024
Recent St. Mary's College of Maryland graduates Charlotte Mac Kay '22, Surisitee Motiram '23 and Nicholas Howard '23 have been named semi-finalists in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program by the U.S. Department of State. The program "offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic… Find Out More
January 31, 2024
Poet and Professor of English Karen Leona Anderson has two poems published in the January/February 2024 issue of Poetry magazine. Anderson's poems are "Ant Ode" and "Charm."

According to its website, Poetry magazine, founded in 1912, is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking… Find Out More
January 22, 2024
Professor of English and Twain Scholar Ben Click has been awarded a Quarry Farm Fellowship in Elmira, New York, for the fall of 2024.

Click completed a five-year tenure in December 2023 as the editor of “The Mark Twain Annual,” the official publication of the Mark Twain Circle of America. The… Find Out More
January 12, 2024


Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black edited with Melissa A. Goldthwaite, Good Eats: 32 Writers on Eating Ethically (NYU Press, January 2024). The collection features a diverse ensemble of award-winning writers, chefs, farmers, activists and educators who invite readers to consider what and… Find Out More
December 20, 2023
On Dec. 1, Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black and the students in both her “Books that Cook” seminar and her “Food Writing” workshop from last year presented a creative reading of selections out of the official Kate Farm Cookbook. Over a period of two semesters, Cognard-Black’s English and… Find Out More
November 27, 2023
On November 10, Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black led a creative writing master class on microfictions as part of the annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference in Chicago, Illinois. She worked with honors students from Colorado, Missouri, Kentucky and Texas to draft,… Find Out More
November 10, 2023
Professor of English Karen Leona Anderson is a contributing author to “Microbium: The Neglected Lives of Micro-Matter” edited by Joela Jacobs and Agnes Malinowska (punctum books, 2023). Anderson’s contribution is a work titled “Fungi.”

Anderson is the author of the poetry collections “Receipt” (… Find Out More
October 31, 2023
“Historical Tapestry: Adele France and John LaFarge in Southern Maryland,” by Janet Butler Haugaard, editor emerita of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, is now available at the campus bookstore and its online store. The book’s release coincides with the 100-year anniversary of Adele France’s… Find Out More
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