David Dougherty, Adjunct Faculty
David Dougherty is Professor Emeritus of English at Loyola University Maryland where he directed the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. A Woodrow Wilson Dissertation fellow while at Miami University, he has published and lectured extensively on modern and post-modern writers.
He wrote TUSAS books on James Wright (1986) and Stanley Elkin (1991) and edited the Dalkey Archive casebooks on Elkin’s The Dick Gibson Show, and The Magic Kingdom, writing the introductory chapters for each. His journal and reference book essays treat dozens of American and British writers, recently Elizabeth Bishop, Toni Morrison, Thomas Hardy, detective novelist Ross Macdonald, W. D. Snodgrass, John Updike, and Laura Lippman. He also completed a series of mini-biographies of sports figures for the Scribner’s Encyclopedia of American Lives, and biographical sketches of King Richard II, King Edward IV, and American president Jimmy Carter. “Archetypal Batters,” (2005) studies baseball as trope in Postmodern American Fiction. The November 2007 issue of New England Review contains two Elkin short stories he rescued from archival oblivion. Shouting Down the Silence, the authorized biography of Elkin, came out in April 2010, and he’s working on a book about the integration of major league baseball.