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Joseph G. Marotta

English and Speech
M.A., CUNY, Hunter College
B.A., Manhattan College;

Currently I am a full-time Professor in the English and Speech Division in CPS.

I continue to work on an area that has become my major focus of research interest: the relationship between visual images and text. It was the basis of my CTL research as CTL Fellow; it also led to the creation of a new course some years back: Story, Text, and Image which I taught as a themes course (English 1031). Currently I am having my Fairy Tale course (English 1072) look at the way fairy tale illustrations have played a major role in the formation of the great fairy tale tradition.

Over the years I have taught a large number of courses offered by the English division, both writing and literature courses. I have also instituted a number of courses which reflect my different interests—courses in Detective Fiction, Fantasy, and the Fairy Tale as well as courses in Medieval Storytelling, Contemporary Literature, and Word, Text, and Image.

I am also the recipient of two NEH Fellowships, both focusing on medieval literature. My doctoral work at CUNY focused on the literature of the Middle Ages and Seventeenth-Century English literature.

I have also taught online courses for more than fifteen years. From 2004 to 2009 I was the General Editor of Professional Studies Review, a refereed journal devoted to the needs and interests of those working within career-oriented fields.