Randall Martoccia

Title: Teaching Instructor
Office: Bate 2138
Phone: 252.328.6701
E-Mail: martocciar@ecu.edu


Randall Martoccia has taught nearly 100 classes since 1998--mostly freshman composition but occasionally the more advanced courses you see below. He has taught over 2000 students, enough to populate a township. This town, if ever incorporated, will be made up of biblio- and cinema-philes and will be called Martopia. Since earning his MA in creative writing, Martoccia has widened his interests to include contemporary literature, screenwriting, and film criticism, and filmmaking. In 2004, through his company Lawnchair Productions, he produced a short film, "Charlie-Go-Round." He has made several even shorter films since then, including two zombie movies, a movie full of continuity errors, and an adaptation of Kate Chopin's "Story of an Hour."


B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. East Carolina University

Research Interests

Late 20th Century Literature
Film Studies
Film Production
Fiction Writing

Courses Taught

ENGL 4530: Special Topics Seminar in Satire
ENGL 3850: Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENGL 3420: The Short Story
ENGL 2900: Introduction to Film Studies
ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines
ENGL 2200: Major American Writers
ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
ENGL 1000: Appreciating Literature

Selected Publications and Presentations

"How I Got My Soul Back from Hubert, the Big Faker" in 10 X 10 X 10. http://www.kcoldiron.com/10x10x10/issue2/soulback.html

"Elephantine" in Jersey Devil Press http://www.jerseydevilpress.com/?page_id=4170Primary

"Sharkcam.com" in Fried Fiction http://www.friedfiction.com/index.html?series=232001

"Pipe Dreams" in Tell Us a Story http://truestorystories.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/pipe-dreams/