Paul Spampanato

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Paul Spampanato

B.A. Iona College 2009

M.A. Iona College 2011



Paul is currently in his first year at St. John’s University after earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Iona College in New Rochelle.  He has taught first year writing and modern literature at Iona College for 4 years, where he helped the English Department shift towards a focus on cultural studies in Trans-Atlantic Literature. He published Broadway reviews for two Shakespeare plays in The Shakespeare Newsletter and has earned praise from various magazine editors for his humorous short stories about life in NYC.  His focus is primarily concerned with Trans-Atlantic Modernist authors and how World War I shrunk the world.  Outside of Modernism, Paul has sought to prove that the Epic genre did not die with the Epic poem, but remains stronger in the form of the Novel.



“Jude Law’s Triumphant Hamlet” The Shakespeare Newsletter (Fall 2009)

“A Midsummer Night’s Snooze” The Shakespeare Newsletter (Spring/Summer 2012)

M.A. Thesis: “Tolkien’s Modern Epic” Iona College Libraries. 2011