Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Francis L. Fennell

Title/s:  Professor Emeritus

Specialty Area: Victorian literature, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy

Office #:  Crown Center 413

Phone: 82784



Teaching Philosophy:
"Cor ad cor loquitur."  --Newman

Offices Held:
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences;  Chair, Department of English; Editorial Board, Hopkins Quarterly


B.A., University of Rochester (1964); M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1968), Northwestern University

Research Interests

Victorian Literature; Rhetoric and Composition; Pedagogy

Selected Publications

Selected Recent Publications:

"The Year's Work in Hopkins Studies."  Victorian Poetry, vol. 50, no. 3, 2012, pp. 369-378. [Also 2008-2009-2010-2011.]

"The Triumph of Diversity: Hopkins's 'Pied Beauty.'"  In God, Science, Sex, Gender, edited by Aana Vigen and Patricia Jung (U of Illinois P, 2010).

"Appropriating Hopkins." Renascence, vol. 57, Summer 2005, pp. 323-332.

"Hopkins and the Pre-Raphaelites." Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, vol. 90, 2002, pp. 309-320.

"Musical Responses to Hopkins." Hopkins Quarterly, vol. 28, 2001, pp.3-54.  

The Collegiate English Handbook. 5th edition. Collegiate, 2002.

Rereading Hopkins: Selected New Essays. U of Victoria P, 1996.

The Fine Delight: Centenary Essays on the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Loyola UP, 1989.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti: An Annotated Bibliography. Garland, 1982.

The Rossetti-Leyland Letters: The Correspondence of an Artist and His Patron. Ohio UP, 1978.

Book on Hopkins's poetry