Mark DiGiacomo
Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of the Graduate Writing Program

43 Mine St Room 204

“Reconsidering Modernist Totality,” Comparative Literature Studies. Vol. 55. No. 2 (2018): 395-400.

“The Assertion of Coevalness: African Literature and Modernist Studies,” Modernism/modernity. Vol. 24. No. 2. (2017): 245-262.


Composition Studies: Graduate Writing Pedagogy, ELL, STEM Writing

Literary Studies: Twentieth-Century Anglophone Literature, African and African Diaspora Literature, Transnational Modernism, Postcolonial Theory, Visual Culture, Material Culture

Mark DiGiacomo directs the Graduate Writing Program. He has a PhD in English from Rutgers, where he was a CCA fellow and a Mellon fellow. His writing has appeared in Modernism/modernity and Comparative Literature Studies. In addition to his scholarship, he has worked at an academic science journal and in the health nonprofit field. He is at work on a book entitled Resistant Forms: African Art and the Making of Literary Modernism as well as a writing guide for graduate students across the disciplines.

Writing the Dissertation

Writing for Publication

Graduate Writing

Expository Writing

Basic Composition

Basic Composition with Reading

Exposition and Argument

Research in the Disciplines

Early Twentieth-Century Literature

Readings in Literary Theory

Colonial and Postcolonial Theory

Rutgers Writing Program Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016

Mellon Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2013-2014

Rutgers English Department Summer Research Grant, 2013

Edward Kassakian Award, 2013-2015

Rutgers Graduate School-New Brunswick Conference Travel Grant, 2013

Rutgers University Center for Cultural Analysis Fellowship, 2012-2013

Mellon Foundation Summer Grant, 2012

Rutgers English Department Mellon Summer Travel Grant, 2012

Rutgers English Department Conference Travel Grant, 2012

Graduate Fellowship, Rutgers English Department, 2011-2012

Mellon Foundation Summer Grant, 2011

Rutgers English Department Mellon Summer Travel Grant, 2011

Rutgers English Department Symposium Award, 2011

Phi Beta Kappa, 2001

Modern Language Association
Modernist Studies Association
African Literature Association
Henry James Society

PhD, English, Rutgers (2014)

MA, English, University of Sussex (2005)

BA, International Affairs, The George Washington University (2003)