Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Francis L. Fennell

Title/s: Professor Emeritus

Specialty Area: Victorian literature, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy

Office #: Crown Center 413

Phone: 82784

E-mail: ffennel@luc.edu


Teaching Philosophy:
"Cor ad cor loquitur."  --Newman

Offices Held:
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences;  Chair, Department of English; Editorial Board, Hopkins Quarterly


B.A., University of Rochester (1964); M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1968), Northwestern University

Research Interests

Victorian Literature; Rhetoric and Composition; Pedagogy

Selected Publications

Selected Recent Publications:

"The Year's Work in Hopkins Studies."  Victorian Poetry 50.3 (2012): 369-378. [Also 2008-2009-2010-2011.]

"The Triumph of Diversity: Hopkins's 'Pied Beauty.'"  In God, Science, Sex, Gender, eds. Aana Vigen and Patricia Jung (U of Illinois P 2010).

"Appropriating Hopkins." Renascence 57 (Summer 2005): 323-332.

"Hopkins and the Pre-Raphaelites." Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 90 (2002): 309-320.

"Musical Responses to Hopkins." Hopkins Quarterly 28 (2001): 3-54.  

The Collegiate English Handbook. 5th ed. San Diego: Collegiate, 2002.

Rereading Hopkins: Selected New Essays. Victoria: U of Victoria P, 1996.

The Fine Delight: Centenary Essays on the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Chicago: Loyola UP, 1989.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti: An Annotated Bibliography.  New York: Garland, 1982.

The Rossetti-Leyland Letters: The Correspondence of an Artist and His Patron.  Athens, OH: Ohio UP, 1978.

Book on Hopkins's poetry