Mark A. McCutcheon, Ph.D., is Professor of Literary Studies with Athabasca University’s Centre for Humanities and its MA program in Interdisciplinary Studies. He is the author of The Medium Is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology (Athabasca U Press, 2018).

Mark’s research interests encompass Canadian popular culture and literature, postcolonial studies, copyright, adaptation studies, popular music, and Romantic literature. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in 19th-century literature, drama (including Canadian drama), postcolonial studies, cultural studies, and composition.

He guest edited New Fronts in the Copyfight, a special series for Digital Studies/Le champ numérique (2014, 2016). His criticism and reviews appear in The Explicator, English Studies in Canada, TOPIA, and Extrapolation, among other scholarly journals and books.

Mark also writes poems, published or forthcoming in literary magazines like On Spec, Into the Void, Unbroken, EVENT, UnLost, and Existere; and short stories, in Carousel and subTerrain.


The Medium Is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology (Athabasca UP, 2018).

“‘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.

See my CV for my complete publication record; see my blog for a short list of recent writings; or see my institutional repository for selected, openly accessible full-text publications.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Frankenstein adaptation in Afro-Futurist and dance music: on Gothic sonic fictions.” ACCUTE Conference, Congress, U of Regina, 27 May 2018.

Frankenreads: An International celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Keats-Shelley Association of America in partnership with Athabasca U et al., Edmonton, 31 Oct. 2018.



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