College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Maryann S Feola

Maryann S Feola

Office : Building 2S Room 208
Phone : 718.982.3666
Fax : 718.982.3643
Department Faculty Profile

Degrees :
MA, Hunter College
Ph.D. Graduate School City University of New York

Biography / Academic Interests :
Maryann S. Feola received her Ph.D. at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where she pursued her interests in the various cultural aspects of the Renaissance. Her research includes sixteenth and seventeenth-century radical writers, including Christopher Marlowe, John Milton, early Quakers writers, and the literature of kingship and regicide.  She also writes about the experience of Italian-American women who have challenged boundaries. Professor Feola has published articles on instructional approaches to the teaching of reading and writing to college students. At the College of Staten Island, Professor Feola teaches such courses as The English Renaissance, Seventeenth Century English Literature, John Milton, Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Women and Literature, and College Writing. She is the Coordinator of Master of Arts Program in English.

Scholarship / Publications :
Professor Feola has received a Mellon Fellowship and several funding opportunities from The Folger Shakespeare Library.  In 2003 she received the CSI Dolphin Award for Excellence in Teaching, and she has been recognized by the City University Access to Excellence program. She was the founder and former co-editor of The Journal of College Reading, and has written several biographies for Oxford University Press’ The Dictionary of National Biography, as well as reviews of books and plays concerning Renaissance literature, and Italian-American studies, and pedagogy. Her articles have been anthologized and appear in publications, including New Light on George Fox and Curraggia: Writing by Women of Italian Descent. Her George Bishop: Seventeenth Century Soldier Turned Quaker (1997) was published both in England and the US. Presently, she is working on an article concerning reflections of the Protestant Reformation in the plays of Christopher Marlowe. She is presently at work on a multi-genre book, "Geography of Shame: A Not-Too-Fictionalized Memoir."