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MARTHA S COOLEY

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

ENGLISH

HARVEY HALL
ROOM 210

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Recent Courses

First Year Seminar The Short Story At Home And Abroad
Writing Fiction

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Creative writing (particularly fiction).
Modern and contemporary American and European literature.
Translation (from Italian into English).

Books

Martha Cooley (2006). Thirty-Three Swoons (paperback). New York, NY: Little, Brown.

Martha Cooley (2005). Thirty-Three Swoons. New York, NY: Little, Brown.

Martha Cooley (1999). The Archivist (paperback). New York, NY: Little, Brown.

Martha Cooley (1998). The Archivist. New York, NY: Little, Brown.


Artistic/Creative Work

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"Clouds". Co-translation (with Antonio Romani) of a story by Antonio Tabucchi, The Common, 8. October 2014.

"Drip, Drop, Drippety-Drop". co-translation (with Antonio Romani) of a story by Antonio Tabucchi, AGNI. September 2014.

"The Circle". co-translation (with Antonio Romani) of a story by Antonio Tabucchi, The Massachusetts Review. August 2014.

"What a Circus!". (essay), The Southampton Review. June 2014.

"Festival". co-translation (with Antonio Romani) of a story by Antonio Tabucchi, Tin House. May 4014.

"The Dead at the Table," co-translation (with Antonio Romani) of a story by Antonio Tabucchi, GUERNICA, March 2014

"The Island and the Boat" (essay), A Public Space, no. 18 (Summer 2013).

Three poems by Giampiero Neri (translations), The Common, Spring 2013.

"Go Tell Your Father" (essay), AGNI (Fall 2012).

"The Letter L" (story), PEN America. November 2012.

"My Suicides" (prose poem). The Southampton Review. April 2012.

"Praise Song for Berlin Alexanderplatz" (essay). A Public Space. January 2012.


Book Chapters

(2012). "A Local Habitation: Gigli Capresi". In Heide Hatry (Eds.). Not a Rose. Milan and New York: Charta.

(2009). "Orion". In Sandra Landi (Eds.). Luna e L'Altro. Florence, Italy: Morgana Edizioni.


Refereed Articles

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Martha Cooley (2013), Stevie Smith's Facebook Problem. Writer's Chronicle, 46, no. 3, 61-70.

Martha Cooley (2012), Berlin Alexanderplatz and the Music of Novels. Writer's Chronicle, 45, 66-75.

Martha Cooley (2011), Novel Anxiety. Writer's Chronicle, 43, no. 5, 18-26.

Martha Cooley (2009), On the Work of David Markson. Golden Handcuffs Review, Vol. 1, No. 12.

Martha Cooley (2009), Sin's Entertainments: On Dante's Inferno. Writer's Chronicle, Vol. 41, no. 5, 16-23.

Martha Cooley (2008), The Sound of Being Alone. A Public Space, 6.

Martha Cooley (2008), On the Work of Italo Calvino. Writer's Chronicle, Vol. 40, No. 6, 24-34.

Martha Cooley (2006), Pirandello and the Character of Characters. Writer's Chronicle, 39, no. 2, 20-26.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

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Martha Cooley (2014, June). The Act of Close Reading. British Council, Milan, Italy.

Martha Cooley (2013, November). "Talking Transition": Twelve PEN Writers on the Mayoral Transition. PEN American Center, New York, NY.

Martha Cooley (2013, June). The Craft of the Short Story: A Writer's Perspective (public reading and lecture on the teaching of creative writing). British Council, Milan, Italy.

Martha Cooley (2012, June). On the Work of Stevie Smith. British Council, Milan, Italy.

Martha Cooley and Joshua Cohen (2012, May). Reading of Albert Cohen's Book of My Mother. Community Bookstore.

Martha Cooley and Gabriel Brownstein (2012, April). Reading, Enclave Series. Cake Shop, New York City.

Martha Cooley (2011, June). Fiction and War. British Council, Milan, Italy.

Martha Cooley (2010, August). Fiction Workshop Leader, Griselda Scrittura Writing Laboratory. Certaldo, Italy.

Martha Cooley (2010, June). On Flash Fiction. British Council, Milan, Italy.

Martha Cooley (2009, August). Fiction Workshop Leader, Griselda Scrittura Writing Laboratory. Certaldo, Italy.

Martha Cooley (2006, August). Fiction Workshop Leader. Siena, Italy.

Martha Cooley (1969, December). The Act of Close Reading. British Council, Milan, Italy.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Martha Cooley, Marta del Pozo Ortea, Eleanor Goodman, Anastasiya Lyubas, Yu-Ting Huang (2014). "Translating Giampiero Neri". In AWP Conference. Seattle, WA.

Martha Cooley, Priya Wadhera, Philip Alcabes (2014). "Artists at Play: The Liberating Power of Constraints". In Soapbox Series no. 3. Adelphi University.

Martha Cooley (2012). On Novel Anxiety. In AWP Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Martha Cooley (2010). Berlin Alexanderplatz. In Literature and the Human Condition. Adelphi University.

Annie Coggan, Rachel Cohen, Sam Green & Carrie Lozano, Jean-Louis Schuller, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss (2009). Public reading. In Between the Lines series: "Found Objects". Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Martha Cooley (2009). Public Conversation. In Literature and the Human Condition. Adelphi University.

Martha Cooley, Laura Sims, Brian Evenson, MJ Fitzgerald, Joseph Tabbi, and Francoise Pelleau (2009). In Celebration of David Markson. In AWP Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Martha Cooley (2008). Public reading. In Bellevue Literary Review fall reading. Bellevue Hospital, New York City.

Martha Cooley (with Adelphi MFA faculty) (2008). Adelphi Writers Read Their Work. In Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference. New York City.

Martha Cooley, Jennifer Fleischner, Sheila Kohler, Barnet Schecter (2007). Writing History, Writing Fiction (panel/public conversation). Adelphi University.

Martha Cooley (2007). Public Reading. Books Etc. Falmouth, Maine.

Martha Cooley (2007). On Moral Fiction: Writing in a Time of War. In Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Martha Cooley (with Lawrence Sullivan) (2007). Literature From the "Axis of Evil": A Reading and Discussion. Adelphi University.

Martha Cooley (2006). Chronicling Your Travels (writing workshop). In Tuscan Sun Festival for the Arts. Cortona, Italy.

Martha Cooley, Gary Shteyngart, Siddharth Singh (2006). Public reading. Housing Works, New York.

Martha Cooley (2006). Using Historical Events and Characters in Fiction. In Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference. Austin, TX.


Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

"Omnipresence: A Poetry and Image Installation": art/image installation by Andrea Poggipollini and co-translation (with Antonio Romani) of two untitled poems by Loris Jacopo Bononi, in The Common (online), Fall 2012.

Honors and Accomplishments

Judge of the PEN Poetry in Translation Prize, 2011

Professional Activities

Member, PEN American Center, Membership Committee
Contributing Editor, A PUBLIC SPACE
Contributing Editor, AWP Writer's Chronicle

Community and Corporate Leadership

Board of Directors, Archipelago Books