Marianne Cotugno

Marianne Cotugno

Associate Professor
Faculty Director, Middletown 

Middletown Campus
218 Johnston Hall


Ph.D. in English Literature, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA May 2002

M.A. in English Literature, The Pennsylvania State University

B.A. in 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)
  • “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.
  • Grants for Write Now!, Middletown Rotary and Rotary International, Middletown Community Foundation

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.”