Dr. Monica Hart

Monica Smith Hart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Office: Classroom Center 319J
Phone: 806-651-2477

Professional Profile

Dr. Monica Hart joined the WTAMU faculty in 2006. She holds a B.F.A. in theatrical performance from Auburn University (1990), an M.A. in English (2000) from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in English (2005) from the University of Georgia. 

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Hart teaches courses in Romantic and Victorian British literature at the undergraduate and graduate level with a particular focus on poetry, as well as introductory literature and writing courses. She is the former Director of the Office of Writing Programs here at WT (2013-2018). She is a licensed preacher in the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas. In 2023, Dr. Hart received the WTAMU Distinguished Innovation in Teaching Award.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Hart's research interests include working-class poetry, feminist theory, the Bible as Literature, and the Gothic.

She has published essays on late 18th-century English poet Ann Yearsley (Teaching Laboring-Class British Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, MLA Press 2018) and The Working-Class Intellectual in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ashgate, 2009); British Romantic writer Charlotte Smith (Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, 8.2); Victorian working-class poet Ellen Johnston (Victorian Poetry 53.1); and 19th-century American novelist Kate Chopin (The Explicator 70.3).

Dr. Hart's is a published poet whose works have appeared in Penumbra Online and Anti-Heroin Chic.