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 michael cocchiarale, phd,  professor, english

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Michael Cocchiarale PhD

Associate Professor of English

  • PhD American literature 2000

    Purdue University--West Lafayette (IN)

  • ENGL 367 American Romanticism

  • CRWR 306 Advanced Fiction Writing

  • ENGL 103 Freshman Honors English

I have two main research interests: sports literature and flash fiction. I am interested in how fiction writers and poets use sports to explore issues of identity, gender, race, class, psychology, competition, and civic pride. More recently, I've become interested in flash fictions extremely short narratives typically less than 1,000 words.

Selected Publications

  • Cocchiarale, Michael, and Scott D. Emmert, eds. Critical Insights: American Sports Fiction. Hackensack: Salem Press, 2013. Print.

  • Cocchiarale, Michael. Still Time: Short and Shorter Stories. Burlington: Fomite, 2012. Print.

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