Professor of English; Interim Dean of College of Professional Studies
Ph. D., 1986, English and American Literature
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Resume / CV
Mary Loeffelholz, professor of English, earned her PhD from Yale University and has been a member of Northeastern’s faculty since 1988. She chaired the Department of English from 2001-2006, served as the associate dean for faculty affairs and director of the Graduate School in the College of Arts and Sciences from 2006-2007, and was special assistant to the president for academic affairs in 2007-2008. She was a member of the Faculty Senate Agenda Committee from 1992-1994 and has served in various leadership roles on the Faculty Senate and its committees, with a special emphasis on faculty development and academic leadership. A distinguished scholar of American literature, Dr. Loeffelholz is the author of three scholarly books, most recently From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry (Princeton University Press, 2004). She is the editor of Volume D: 1914-1945 of the latest edition of The Norton Anthology of American Literature and a two-term past chair of the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association of America.
- From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry. Princeton University Press, 2004.
- Experimental Lives: Women and Literature, 1900-1945. New York: Twayne/MacMillan, 1992.
- Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1991.
- Chapter 3 reprinted as “Violence and the Other(s) of Identity: Dickinson and the Imaginary of Women’s Literary Tradition,” in Emily Dickinson: Critical Assessments, Vol. 4, 1980s-1990s, ed. Graham Clarke. Sussex, UK: Helm Information Ltd., 2003.
- Excerpt from Chapter 3 reprinted in Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism: A Norton Reader, ed. Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007.
- With Martha Nell Smith, A Companion to Emily Dickinson. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
- The Norton Anthology of American Literature, volume D, “Between the Wars.” New York: W. W. Norton, 7th ed., 2007. 8th edition, 2011.
- “Networking Dickinson: Some Thought Experiments in Digital Humanities,” The Emily Dickinson Journal 23.1 (Spring 2014): 106-119. Special issue on Networking Dickinson
- “Bohemian Meters: Whitman, and Edmund Clarence Stedman,” in Joanna Levin and Edward Whitely, eds., Whitman Among the Bohemians (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2014): 213-30.
- “Other Voices, Other Verses: Cultures of American Poetry at Midcentury,” in The Cambridge History of American Poetry,” ed. Alfred Bendixen and Stephen Burt (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2014): 282-305.
- “U.S. Literary Contemporaries: Dickinson’s Moderns,” in Emily Dickinson in Context, ed. Eliza Richards (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013): 129-38.
Awards and Honors
- 1999 Research and Scholarship Development Fund grant, Northeastern University
- 1993 Phi Kappa Phi, Northeastern University
- 1993 Instructional Development Fund Grant, Northeastern University (with Professor
- Laura Frader, History and Women’s Studies)
- 1991 Junior Faculty Research Leave Grant, Northeastern University
- 1988 Cited in List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Students, University of Illinois
- 1988 Humanities Released Time Research Grant, University of Illinois
- 1984-85 University Fellow, Yale University
- 1983-84 Margaret and Mary Moody Fellow, Yale University
- 1982-83 Chauncey Brewster Tinker Fellow, Yale University
- 1979 Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University
- Emily Dickinson International Society
- Modern Language Association
- Northeast Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers Group