Randall Martoccia

Senior Teaching Instructor
Bate 2138


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