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Margaret M. Morlier
Professor of English
Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies

Academic Degrees
B.A., M.A., University of New Orleans
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Teaching and Scholarly Interests:
Milton; Victorian literature; the English novel; poetry;
the Bible as Literature

Contact Information:
MMM@Reinhardt.edu
770-720-5579

Career Biography:
Margaret M. Morlier completed a masters thesis about Milton and a dissertation about Elizabeth Barrett Browning. She has published articles about the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, Felicia Hemans, and Gerard Manley Hopkins.  In addition to courses in Victorian poetry, she has taught courses in 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 has also served as Director for the Reinhardt University Honors Program.  Since January 2011, she has been the Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies.

Scholarship:

"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).