Robert Ficociello


Assistant Professor

BS, Marine Biology, UMASS-Dartmouth
MFA, Creative Writing, University of New Orleans
PhD, SUNY Albany

Courses Taught

Writing I
Writing II

Recent Presentations/Publications


America: The Disaster Culture, co-written with Robert Bell, Loyola University New Orleans. Under contract with Bloomsbury Academic.

"The Tomb of Nationalism: The (Im)Possibility of an Other in Danilo Kis' A Tomb for Boris Davidovich," co-written with Robert Bell, Loyola University New Orleans. Cultural Representation and the International Short Story Sequence. Jeff Birkenstein and Robert M. Luscher, Co-Editors. Rodopi Press. Forthcoming.

"Review of Cultivating Victory: The Women's Land Army & the Victory Garden Movement," Journal of American Culture. Vol. 37. Issue 1. 2014.

"Crane's Episode Among Episodes in American War Discourse," War, Literature, and the Arts. Vol. 25. 2013.

"Jim Heynen's, The Fall of Alice K.," Briar Cliff Review. (2013) Vol. 25. No. 1. 110.

"Steinbeck's Civil War: War as Peace in the American 1930s," The Grapes of Wrath: A Retrospective After 70 Years. Ed. Michael J. Meyer, Rodopi Press (2009). 327-50.

"Fish(ing) for Colonial Counter-Narratives in the Short Fiction of Paul Bowles," Paradoxical Citizenship. Ed. Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, Lexington Press (2005). 167-73.

"How We Read," Future Earth Magazine. (Summer 2012) Vol. 5. Online.

"Stolen Green," Apogee. (2012). Vol. 1. No. 1. 53-64.

"Greyhounded," Short Story (Spring 2011). Vol. 19, No. 1 3-13.

"Conjure," New Orleans Review (Spring 2008). Vol. 34.1. 131-40.

"Bathos: A Postscript to Mythos," South Dakota Review (Winter 2006). Vol. 44, No. 1. 14-7.

"Blackjack, Shotgun, and Harmony," Short Story (Fall 2002). Vol. 10, No. 1. 22-6.


Robert Ficociello
Office: HFH 310
Phone: 267-341-3032