Margaret M. Morlier completed a masters thesis about Milton (1980) and a dissertation about Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1986). Between 1987 and 2000, she taught at the University of Richmond and Auburn University. She has been a member of the Reinhardt University faculty since 2000, where she has taught courses in Victorian poetry, the English novel, Milton, the Bible as Literature, literary theory, and women's literature. In 2004-2005, she served as Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate. From fall 2006-spring 2009, she served as Chair of the Faculty Senate. In 2004-2005, she was selected as a Governor's Teaching Fellow for the State of Georgia. In 2005-2006 she was Director of the Reinhardt University Institute for Teaching Excellence (ITE). From 2002-2011, she also served as Director for the Reinhardt University Honors Program. Since January 2011, she has been the Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies.
"The Maze Within: Lady Mary Wroth’s “strang labournith” in Pamphilia
to Amphilanthus." Bloom's Literary Themes (2009).
“The Hero and The Sage: Elizabeth Barrett’s Sonnets ‘To George Sand’ in
Victorian Context.” Victorian Poetry 41(Fall 2003).
“A Note on ‘Goblin Market’: A Literary Source in Caroline Bowles Southey’s
‘Young Grey Head.’” The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, n.s. 8 (Fall 1999).
“Sonnets from the Portuguese and the Politics of Rhyme.”
Victorian Literature and Culture 27 (1999).
"'Barbarous in Beauty': The Violence of Time in the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins."
Victorian Poetry 35 (1997): 215-32.
Reprinted in Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism 189 (2008).
“Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Felicia Hemans: the ‘Poetess Problem.’”
Studies in Browning and His Circle 20 (1992).
“And She for God in Her: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s New Eve.”
Sexuality, the Female Gaze, and the Arts. Susquehanna University Press (1992).
“The Death of Pan: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Romantic Ego.”
Browning Institute Studies 18 (1990).
Reprinted in Critical Essays on Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1999).