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Monica Hart Bio
Dr. Monica Hart

Monica Hart

Associate Professor and Director of Office of Writing Programs

Office: Classroom Center, Suite 319J

Email: mhart@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2477

Professional Profile

Dr. Monica Hart (Ph.D. University of Georgia, 2005) joined the WTAMU faculty in 2006. She holds a B.F.A. in theatrical performance from Auburn University and a M.A. in English from the University of Georgia. In Fall 2013, she was named Director of the Office of Writing Programs.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Hart teaches courses in 18th- and 19th-century British literature at the undergraduate and graduate level with a particular focus on poetry, as well as introductory literature courses and freshman writing.

A longtime member of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor society, Dr. Hart is chapter sponsor for the WTAMU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Hart's research interests include working-class poetry and autobiography, feminist theory, and the Gothic. She has published essays on late 18th-century English poet Ann Yearsley, British Romantic writer Charlotte Smith, and 19th-century American novelist Kate Chopin. Her current project centers on Kenneth Branagh's film adapation of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Hart lives in Amarillo with her husband, Dr. David Hart, assistant professor of Philosophy here at WTAMU, and their son, Jeremy. She is an enthusiastic amateur photographer, a pretty good cook, and a devoted follower of "Top Chef" and "Project Runway."