Marianne Cotugno, Ph.D.

Dr. Marianne Cotugno

Affiliate, Justice and Community Studies

Associate Professor, English
218 Johnston Hall


  • Ph.D., English Literature, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA May 2002
  • M.A., English Literature, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., English Literature, Rutgers University, Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ


  • Twentieth century American literature
  • Technical communication
  • Composition
  • The Book as Object


  • Twentieth century American literature (Conrad Richter, Vladimir Nabokov)
  • Technical communication (police report writing)

Selected Publications

“Seeking a Direct Pipeline to Practice: Four Guidelines for Researchers and Practitioners.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication 25 (January, 2011): 95-105.

“Encouraging Students Write Now!: The Studio as Bridge,” Adult and Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 3: 3 (Fall 2009): 171-174.

“A Benevolent Conspiracy: Conrad Richter, Alfred Knopf, and Reynolds,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Spring 2009: 263-286.

“The Poetry of Wyndham Lewis,” Facts on file companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the present. Eds. James Persoon and Robert R. Watson, New York: Facts on File, 2009.

“Creating a Community of Learners Through a Class Archive,” Teaching English in the Two Year College. September 2008: 50-56.

“Teaching Lolita at a Religious College,” Approaches to Teaching Lolita, Modern Language Association, edited by Zoran Kuzmanovich and Galya Diment, 2008: 147-151. Interview with Robin Becker, The Writer’s Chronicle, 40: 5 (April 2008).

“The Monkey Ship at Mesker Zoo,” The Nabokovian, 59: 1 (Fall 2007): 33-36. Review of Domain of Perfect Affection (Robin Becker, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006). Prairie Schooner. Fall 2007.

“Conrad Richter and Karl Goedecke in the Archives: The Story of an Author and a Bookseller,” The Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America. 100: 1 (March 2006): 105-117.

“Elizabeth Bishop’s Lieux de Memoire.” Q/W/E/R/T/Y 12 (October 2002): 101-109.

Web Publications

"Conrad Richter as Author"

“John Updike’s Buchanan Dying Web Project”

“English Emblem Book Project”

“Iconologia; Or, Moral Emblems, by Cesar Ripa”

Grants and Awards

Grants for Write Now!, Middletown Rotary and Rotary International, Middletown Community Foundation WORK IN PROGRESS

Dr. Cotugno is currently working on a series of publications and conference presentations addressing police report writing, including an article “Discursive Performances: The Gates Arrest and the Crowley Report.”