Joseph Marotta, Ph.D.

Professor
Currently I am a Full 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.

Teaching Interests

Fairytale literature, The Short Novel

Research Interests

Medieval Literature, Fairytale Literature and Film, Visual Representations and Literary Texts

Courses Taught

ENG
1006
EFFECTIVE BUSINESS WRITING
ENG
1024
SHORT NOVEL IN WORLD LITERATUR
ENG
1045
SLEUTHS, SPIES AND THRILLERS
ENG
1062
MEDIEVAL STORYTELLING
ENG
1072
THE FAIRY TALE IN LIT & FILM
ENG
1100C
CORE:LITERATURE IN GLOBAL CONT