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Erika J. Galluppi

Erika J. Galluppi
Teaching Instructor

Office: Bate 2106

Erika J. Galluppi joined the English faculty in 2008 and currently invites any and all "monsters," students and otherwise, into her writing courses.  Recent ECU accomplishments include serving as faculty advisor for Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, being named to the Fixed-Term Faculty Committee, bringing ALA Banned Books Week to campus through an annual Banned Books Reading in Joyner Library, graduating as Writing-Intensive Consultant from the WAC Academy, appearing on stage in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, and directing the Veterans' Writing Project.  She teaches gifted middle-school and high-school students at Duke TIP during the summer and appears on stage in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues each spring.  And, when not flourishing her purple pen of justice as The Grading Fiend, she indulges her delicious obsessions with movies, baking, running, vampires, road trips, roller coasters, and -- of course -- all things chocolate.


MA North Carolina State University
BA Peace College

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching

Rhetoric and Composition
Cultural Studies/Pop Culture
Monster Theory
Victorian Literature
Banned Books
Young Adult Literature
Fairy Tales and Folklore

Courses Taught
ENGL 1200: Composition II (Introduction to Academic Research)
ENGL 1100: Composition I (Introduction to Academic Writing)

Selected Publications and Presentations

"Vampires, Banned Books, and Advertisements – Oh My!"  North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing.  Raleigh, NC, February 15-16, 2013.

"Significant Gimmicks in the Writing Classroom." National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  Las Vegas, NV, November 15-20, 2012 "What's at Stake": Inviting the Vampire into the Composition Classroom." Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).  Atlanta, GA, April 6-9, 2011. 

"'Virginia Woolf, Ousmane Sembene, and Toni Morrison – It's All Greek to Me!': The 'Silenced [Mad] Prophet' in Classical Mythology, Modern Literature, and African Cinema." Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.  Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, November 13-14, 2010.

"'Are You a Good Vampire or a Bad Vampire?': Exploring Pop Culture's Obsession with Vampires in Young Adult Literature, Romance Novels, and T.V."  Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference (SX PCA/ACA).  Albuquerque, NM, February 25-28, 2009.