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Marie (Mia) Schilling Grogan, Ph.D.

Marie (Mia) Schilling Grogan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English
Director of the Interdisciplinary Honors Program
St. Joseph Hall, 2nd flr., West Wing, SJ207
Educational Background: 

Ph.D., Medieval Literature City University of New York, Graduate Center, 2012
M.A., 18th and 19th Century British Literature, Fordham University, 1988
B.A., English Literature, Georgetown University, 1984

Courses Taught: 
  • Essay Writing
  • College Writing (Research)
  • Persuasion & Rhetoric
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Foundations in the Liberal Arts
  • Approaches to Literature
  • Survey of British Literature I
  • Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • British Poetry
Scholarly Interests: 
  • Medieval Literature
  • Hagiography
  • Religion and Literature
  • Women's Spiritual Writing
  • Literacy Studies
  • Poetry
Selected Publications: 

"Baptisms by Blood, Fire, and Water: A Typological Re-reading Passio S. Margaretae," Traditio, (72) 2017. [forthcoming]

"The Book of Nunnaminster," Introduction and Selected Translations from the Latin, in The Benedictine Reader, Cistercian Publications. [forthcoming]

Praying with The Book of Nunnaminster: Healing the Soul and Increasing the Body of Christ," Magistra: A Journal of Women's Spirituality in History, 2014

Review of Chaucer's Afterlife Adaptations in Recent Popular Culture by Kathleen Forni in Arthuriana, Winter 2013.


Selected Presentations and Workshops: 

"The Book of Nunnaminster and the Body of Christ: Reading Alone and Praying Towards Communion," 2016 Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting, Boston, February 26, 2016

"Lectio divina Performed: The Prayers of Margaret of Antioch in the Mombritius Passio Sanctae Margaeretae," 2015 Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference, Villanova University, October 17, 2015

"Praying with the Book of Nunnaminster: Healing the Soul and Increasing the Body of Christ Within One Benedictine Convent," 2014 Medieval Congress of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9, 2014

“Cynewulf’s Elene:  Constantine’s Incomplete Christian Hermeneutics and Jewish Textual Traditions,” 2012 Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference, Villanova University, October 26, 2012

“Blood, Fire, and Water: ‘Types' of Baptism in the Passion of St. Margaret,” 2012 Colloquium of the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium in Medieval Studies, Princeton Club, April 20, 2012 

“Lore of the Mother, Learning of the Queen: Chaucer’s Mary and the Mastery of Language,” MLA Conference, Washington, D.C., December 1996