Marylou Gramm


Senior Lecturer
Director of Undergraduate Studies for Composition
CL 628-B


Marylou Gramm received her MA and PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University and her BA in English Literature from Columbia University. She is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Composition and teaches the following courses in the Composition and Literature programs:


ESL Workshop in Composition

Seminar in Composition

First-Year Seminar

Written Professional Communication

History and Politics of the English Language

Reading Poetry

Asian American Literature

Women and Literature

Introduction to Literature

Medieval Imagination

Senior Seminar: Travels in the Novel

Short Story in Context

Forms of Prose


Her interests include translingual composition studies, transnational literature, feminist theory, race and rhetoric, and the early modern novel. You can find Marylou's work on the politics of George Sand's pastoral novels in Proceedings of the Eighth International George Sand Conference; her most recent article, "Dialogic Openings for Recreating English" in Translingual Dispositions: Globalized Approaches to the Teaching of Writing ed. Frost, Kiernan and Blum Malley (WAC Clearinghouse 2020); and articles on teaching ESL writing in The Writing Lab Newsletter. She is currently researching and writing about the transculturation of Pitt students from Mainland China.