Dr. Joseph F. Ceccio
Title: Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Office: Olin 351
Joseph F. Ceccio teaches Shakespeare's early plays, Shakespeare's mature plays, and Shakespeare in his world. Also teaches legal writing and professional writing courses, as well as writing for MBAs, fiction appreciation, English literature I, and novels of Anne Rice and Joyce Carol Oates. Has published in business and professional communication journals; has written two books. Codirects the certificate program in professional communication. Chairs the annual Shakespeare essay prize contest. Has recently published two articles on Anne Rice's novels. Especially interested in Shakespeare on film. Chairs the annual Shakespeare in the Spring Festival. Beginning in Summer 2002, Dr. Ceccio will also teach Eros and Love in Early Western Literature (469/569) as a world/multicultural course. Each year, he presents at least one conference paper, usually on gothic, horror, or occult literature. His 2009 journal article treats fantasy writer Patricia Briggs; his 2008 journal article treats gothic writers Bram Stoker and Elizabeth Kostova. His coauthored 2010 journal article treats popular writer Dan Brown. In August 2012, he assumed the duties of graduate studies coordinator; in that same month, his coauthored journal article on contemporary World War II-era novels was published.
Ph.D., University of Illinois