Name: Dr. Patricia Tarantello
Title: Visiting Lecturer of English
Office Location: Fontaine 207
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2178
Degrees Held:

Ph.D. & M.A. in English, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

  • Dissertation: “Advertising Authorship: Writers, Publicity, and American Literary Culture, 1720-1830”

B.A. with a major in English (literature and writing concentrations), Marist College



Online Teaching Certification, Marist College



Composition and Rhetoric

Close Reading and Literary Analysis

American Literature

Feminist and Gender Theory

Gothic Literature

Castaway Narratives

Digital Humanities 

Awards & Honors:


"Insisting on Femininity: Mercy Otis Warren, Susanna Rowson, and Literary Self-Promotion." Women's Studies vol. 46, no. 3, Spring 2017, pp. 181-199.

“Persona-lly Appealing: Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard and Authorial Self-Representation.” Authorship vol. 5, no. 1, Summer 2016.

Research Interests:
Conferences & Workshops:

“Joel Barlow: Patriotism, Patronage, and Publicity.” Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Hartford, Connecticut. March 2015.


“Misogynistic Melodies: Negative Portrayals of Women in the American Music Industry.” Chair for a panel of student presenters, Women and Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York. October 2015.


“The Domestic Perspective: Mercy Otis Warren’s Promotion of Herself as a Female Historian.” Women and Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York. October 2014.


“Advertising Image: Samuel Keimer’s Unsuccessful Public Persona.” Advertising in Early America Conference at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Nov 2011.


“Publicizing Particularities: Susanna Rowson’s Strategies of Self-Promotion.” Gender, the Body, and Technology Conference, Roanoke, Virginia. April 2010.


“Advertising Authorship: Writers, Publicity, and American Literary Culture, 1720-1830.”  Futures of American Studies Institute, Dartmouth University in Hanover, New Hampshire.  June 2009.


 “‘Tis easy to see, hard to foresee’: Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack and the Cultivation of American Identity.” Fordham University Graduate English Association Conference, in New York. October 2008.


Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)

School of Liberal Arts: Social Justice Forum

Marist Ally Network

Women's Studies Program