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 courses. She is the former Director of the Office of Writing Programs here at WT (2013-2017). She is a licensed preacher in the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas.

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.