Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Mark Bosco, S.J.

Title/s: Associate Professor

Specialty Area: 20th-century American and British literature; the Catholic literary tradition; aesthetics

Office #: Cuneo Hall 429

E-mail: mbosco@luc.edu


Recent Invited Lectures:

Seattle University:  “Flannery O’Connor and Caravaggio?  Strategies of the Catholic Baroque.”  The John LeRoux Endowed Chair Lecture. Feb. 24, 2011,

University of Washington: “Men of Paradox:  G.K. Chesterton and Graham Greene.”  The G.K. Chesterton Society of Seattle Lecture. January 20, 2011.

The Graham Greene Festival.  Berkhamsted.  “Graham Greene: Catholic Literary Modernist.”  Keynote Address.  England, Oct 2, 2009.

Offices Held:
Director of LUC Catholic Studies Minor


B.A. (1987), Cardinal Glennon College; M.A. (1996), St. Louis University; M.Div. (1998), Jesuit School of Theology; Ph.D. (2003), Graduate Theological Union Interdisciplinary Studies in Theology and Literature 

Research Interests

20th-Century American and British Literature; the Catholic Literary Tradition; Aesthetics, Art, and the Religious Imagination

Selected Publications

Recent Publications:     

“The Apocalyptic Imagination in Oryx and Crake.”  In Margaret Atwood:  The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake.  Edited by Brooks Bouson.  (London:  Continuum Press, 2010) 156-171.

“Flannery O’Connor as Baroque Artist:  Theological and Literary Strategies.” Renascence:  Essays on Values and Literature, 62:1 (Fall 2009) 41-61.

 “George Bernanos and Francis Poulenc:  Catholic Convergences in Dialogues of the Carmélites.” LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, (spring 2009) 17-39.

“Introduction to Graham Greene’s The Honorary Consul.” Penguin Classics Edition, 2008.
"George Bernanos and Francis Poulenc:  Catholic Convergences in Dialogues of the Carmelites."  LOGOS:  A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Spring 2009.

"The Honorary Consul and Monsignor Quixote:  Charting the Post-Vatican II 'Catholic' Novel."  Lonely Without God:  Graham Greene's Quixotic Journey of Faith. Ed. William Thomas Hill.  (Bethesda, MD:  Academia Press, LLC, 2008)  209-22.

"Erik Langkjaer:  The One Flannery 'Used to Go With.'"  The Flannery O'Connor Review.  Volume 5, 2007:  44-55.

Academic Novels as Satire: Critical Studies of an Emerging Genre.  Co-editor with Kimberly Rae Connor.  New York:  Edwin Mellen P, 2007.

Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination.  Oxford UP, 2005. 

"Flannery O'Connor as Baroque Artist:  Theological and Literary Strategies."

"Charting a Post-Vatican II Catholic Literary Imagination in America" upcoming ms.