Photo of Henry Marx

Henry Marx

Title: Teaching Instructor
Office: OCB G323 
Phone: 252-737-1089
E-Mail: marxhe17@ecu.edu


After more than seven years in information technology, including time at one of the first Internet service providers, Henry Marx quit his job. Transferring to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, he intended to complete the degree in English he had begun at the University of Maryland so many years earlier. His discovery of linguistics while completing his undergraduate degree led him to pursue graduate work at East Carolina University. Henry has been teaching since his time as an ECU grad student and plans to stop only when he is pronounced dead by the coroner.


B.A. in English with a minor in Theatre, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke
M.A. in English with a concentration in Linguistics, East Carolina University

Research Interests

American Sign Language
Slang and Jargon
Memes as Rhetoric
Rhetoric in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Courses Taught

ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
ENGL 1200: Writing About the Disciplines (now re-numbered English 2201)