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Department of English

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Randall Martoccia
Teaching Instructor

Office: Bate 2138
Phone: 252-328-6701

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, wiill 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


Primary Areas of Research/Teaching 
Late 20th Century Literature
Film Studies

Film Production
Fiction Writing


Courses Taught
4530: Special Topics Seminar in Satire
3850: Introduction to Fiction Writing

3420: The Short Story
2900: Introduction to Film Studies
2200: Major American Writers
2000: Interpreting Literature
1200: Composition
1100: Composition

1000: Appreciating Literature

Selected Publicationsand Presentations

"How I Got My Soul Back from Hubert, the Big Faker" in 10 X 10 X 10.   

"Elephantine" in Jersey Devil Press    

"" in Fried Fiction   

"Pipe Dreams" in Tell Us a Story