Monmouth College

Marlo M. Belschner
    Associate Professor of English Mellinger Teaching and Learning Center
      Room 204

Marlo Belschner received her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2001 with specialties in early drama and culture, medieval literature, and literary theory.  She has presented academic papers on the role of pirates in Shakespeare, on the pageantry of the early modern scaffold, and on early modern women and New Historicism.  Her current scholarly interests focus on the function of pirates in forming and reflecting early  modern identity and on the status of masculinity in early modern drama and culture. She also is interested in women's status as authors and as Others in the early modern period.

Professor Belschner was the coordinator of Monmouth's Women's Studies program from 2006 - 2009. Thanks to the work of the previous coordinators, Carolyn Kirk, Stacy Cordery, and Trudi Peterson, the Women's Studies program and minor remain a vibrant presence on the Monmouth College campus.  Dr. Belschner has taught Introduction to Women's Studies as well as English/ Women's Studies courses on early modern women, early modern masculinity, and the works of Toni Morrison.  Popular culture representations of gender and sexuality studies are the most interesting aspects of Women's Studies for her. She greatly enjoys working with the other Women's Studies faculty and students who are interested in issues of importance to women.


Department of English