The Glynn Family Honors Associate Professor of English
A specialist on the interplay between Reformation-era religious changes and literary culture, Susannah Monta prizes Notre Dame’s commitment to providing an unparalleled undergraduate education, while concurrently striving to become a top-tier research University. Her first book, Martyrdom and Literature in Early Modern England – an examination of the impact of competing Protestant and Catholic martyrologies on major and traditionally non-canonical authors – received the 2005 Book of the Year prize from the MLA-affiliated Conference on Christianity and Literature.
The author of numerous articles on history plays, early modern women writers and patronesses, martyrology, devotional poetry and prose, and providential narratives, Monta’s present research examines Catholic prayer and devotion in Protestant England, and reported miracles in early modern hagiography, biblical exegesis, and Reformation historical writing. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and presently serves as editor of the Notre Dame journal Religion and Literature.
As the founder of Glynn Capital Management, Notre Dame Trustee John Glynn (’62) has spent the past four decades investing in start-up technology businesses across the United States. In addition to this professorship, he and his wife, Barbara, have endowed the John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor of Literature and the Glynn Family Honors Program at Notre Dame.