Barbara Ewell

Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professorship in English

Office Location
215 Bobet Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
Department of English
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 50
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2160
Fax Number
(504) 865-2294
E-mail Address
Personal Website


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; B.A., University of Dallas

Short Bio

Prof. Barbara Ewell earned her Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Notre Dame. She is author of Kate Chopin, a bio-critical study, lots of articles on Renaissance poetry, various North American writers, and feminist pedagogy. She has co-edited two collections, Louisiana Women Writers: Critical Essays and Bibliography and Southern Local Color: Stories of Region, Race and Gender. A native of Baker, Louisiana, she attended the University of Dallas and taught across the fence at Tulane and up the road at the University of Mississippi before settling in at Loyola's City College in 1984. She continues to instruct and advise adult students in the Evening Division and teaches in the Women's Studies Program. She received the Dux Academicus Award in 2003 and can be obsessive about recycling.

Courses Taught

  • Writing About Literature
  • Louisiana Literature
  • Women Writers
  • Southern Literature
  • American Literature
  • Black Writers in America
  • Southern Women Writers