Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Micael Clarke

Title/s: Associate Professor

Specialty Area: Theory of the novel, feminist theory, Victorian novel, William Thackeray, the Brontes

Office #: Crown Center 407

Phone: 82797

E-mail: mclarke@luc.edu


Offices Held:

Director, Undergraduate Programs in English, Loyola University Chicago, 2005-09

Director, Center for Faith and Mission, Loyola University Chicago, 2002-04

Vice President, President, Midwest Victorian Studies Association, 2001-05

Director of Writing Programs, Loyola University Chicago, 1994-1999


B.A., M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

Victorian Novel; Religion and Literature; Secularism; Gender Studies; William Makepeace Thackeray; Charlotte and Emily Brontë

Selected Publications

Selected Publications


Thackeray and Women.  DeKalb, Illinois:  Northern Illinois University Press, 1995.

In Progress: Emily Brontë and Mysticism.


[Forthcoming]  “Willie Collins’s Moonstone, and the Emergence of a Global Secular Modernity,” Religion and Literature, Notre Dame University. 

“Charlotte Brontë’s Villette, Mid-Victorian Anti-Catholicism, and the turn to

Secularism.”  ELH 78 (2011): 967-989. 

“Emily Brontë’s ‘No Coward Soul’ and the Need for a Religious Literary

Criticism.”  Victorians Institute Journal 37 (2009): 195-223.

“Celluloid Satire, or the Moviemaker as Moralist:  Mira Nair’s Adaptation of

            Thackeray’s Vanity Fair.”  In In/Fidelity:  Essays on Film

 Adaptation.  Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008, pp. 38-59. 

“Teaching Hopkins Without Embarrassment:  Catholic Identity and Intellectual Integrity.” America 184 (May 21, 2001): 6-11. 

“Brontë's Jane Eyre and the Grimms' Cinderella:  Fairy Tale as Feminist Allegory."  Studies in English Literature 40 (Autumn 2000): 695-710.