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Athabasca University

Mark A. McCutcheon

Professor, Literary Studies



  • B.A. English (University of Guelph)
  • M.A. English and McLuhan Program (University of Toronto)
  • Ph.D. Literary and Theatre Studies (University of Guelph)


Mark A. McCutcheon, Ph.D., is Professor of Literary Studies with Athabasca University's Centre for Humanities and the MA in Interdisciplinary Studies program. He teaches ENGL 303, ENGL 304, and ENGL 431, as well as LTST 612 and MAIS 606 for MA-IS; he also coordinates ENGL 373, MUSI 267, MUSI 412, and MUSI 423. (Other courses, on subjects like digital literature and the 19th-century novel, are in development.)

Mark's research interests encompass Canadian popular culture and literature, postcolonial studies, copyright, adaptation studies, popular music, and Romantic literature. He is the author of The Medium Is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology (Athabasca UP, 2018). His literary criticism also appears in The Explicator, English Studies in Canada, and Extrapolation, among other scholarly journals and books.

Mark also writes literary work: his poems are published or forthcoming in literary magazines like On Spec, EVENT, Milkweed Zine, and Existere; and he has published short stories in Carousel and subTerrain.

Recent Research Publications

McCutcheon, Mark A. The Medium Is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology. Athabasca UP, 2018.

---. “Haunting Tradition Properly: Studies in Ethnic Minority Writing.” Comparative Literature for the New Century, edited by Giulia de Gasperi and Joseph Pivato, McGill-Queen’s UP, 2018, pp. 304-19.

---. “’Little crimeworn histories’: Nick Cave and the Roots-Raves-Rehab story of rock stardom.” Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms, edited by James Rovira, 101-20. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Palgrave Studies in Music and Literature.

Recent Creative Work

McCutcheon, Mark A. “Why the blue whale risked its neck.” On Spec, vol. 29, no. 1 (#108), 2018, p. 49.

---. “The lineaments.” Quills, no. XI, pp. 52-3.

---. “Heaven help the roses.” 2017 Poetry Contest Winners. Into the Void, 21 Jan. 2018

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