Mark James Morreale
Senior Lecturer of English
Mark James Morreale, a Senior Lecturer in the English Department and Marist History alumnus (class of ’77), began teaching at Marist as an adjunct in the fall of 1984 and has been teaching full-time in the English Department for the last 20-plus years, including stints as Writing Center Director, and a six-year term as department chair. He has taught a variety of writing and literature courses, including Capping, Research Methods, Western Classics I and II, Eighteenth-Century England and the Colonies, Victorian Literature, The Rise of the Novel, Creative Writing, Literature and Gender, as well as First-Year Seminars entitled Gender in Crisis: The American Civil War, and From Uncle Tom to Jim Crow: Race, Gender, Slavery and the American Civil War. Mark has published several articles on pedagogy, Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British literature, and the American Civil War, including performing in a variety of venues as a living historian on the Civil War. His presentations also reflect the diversity of these interests.
BA, History, Marist College
MA, English, Ohio University
ABD, English, SUNY Albany
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
18th and 19th century British novel; Literature of the Civil War, World Literature in translation; post-colonial novel; women's literature; drama; feminism; theory; rhetoric and composition
“The Civil War and the Transformation of the Hudson River Valley.” HRVI (Spring 2012): 2-9.
“Richardson, Clarissa, Hypertext.” Approaches to Teaching Richardson in the Classroom. Ed. Jocelyn Harris and Lisa Zunshine. New York: MLA, 2006. 134-39.
“Awful Beyond Description: The Ordeal of the Hudson Valley Regiments in the Army of the Potomac, 1863.” HVRR (Autumn 2005). 58-89.
“Involving Resistant Readers: Exploring the Gothic through Role Playing and Identity-Writing.” Approaches to Teaching Gothic Fiction: The British and American Traditions. Eds. Diane Long Hoeveler and Tamar Heller. New York: MLA, 2003. 237-243.
“’The Saddest Duty Devolving upon a Soldier’: Death, Dying and Memory in the American Civil War.” NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Conference, Hartford, CT, March 2016.
“Bakhtin, Realism, and the Problematic ‘Feminist Subtext’ of Anthony Trollope’s Can you Forgive Her?” Women & Society Conference, Marist Coll., October 2015
“’This Great Pandemonium of Death’: The Myth and Reality of Civil War Combat and its Aftermath,” Conference on New York State History, Cooperstown, NY, June 2013.
Workshop/lecture: “Teaching the Hudson Valley and the Civil War.” Teaching the Hudson Valley Institute. FDR National Historic Site, Hyde Park, NY. July 2012.
Awards and Honors
Thomas W. Casey Fellowship in Hudson River Valley Studies, 2011
Thomas W. Casey Fellowship in Hudson River Valley Studies, 2004
Office of Special Services award, Marist College, April, 1989