LuElla D'Amico

LuElla D'Amico
LuElla D'Amico is an Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of the Incarnate Word. Her writing and research focus on early and nineteenth-century transatlantic literature, children's literature, and women's religious writing, with a specific focus on girlhood and girl culture. You can find her public writing in Notre Dame's Church Life Journal, America Magazine, and Current, among other venues. She lives with her husband, two children, and mischievous chihuahua Leroy on the outskirts of San Antonio.

Recent Essays

Frog and Toad Might Just Be Friends…and That’s Okay

If we fail to recognize friendship for what it is, and for the role it plays in the maturation process of children and young adults, we lose out on a world that is diverse in the relationships it values

Nostalgia, Longing, and Christmas Joy “In the Bleak Midwinter”

Christina Rossetti's 1872 devotional poem, "A Christmas Carol," has held a special place in my heart from the moment I first...