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), which won the Media Ecology Association’s 2019 Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology. Mark’s literary criticism and reviews have appeared in The Explicator, English Studies in Canada, TOPIA, and Extrapolation, among other scholarly journals and books.

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.

Mark also writes poetry and fiction. His debut poetry book, Shape Your Eyes By Shutting Them, is forthcoming in Fall 2019 from Athabasca U Press’ Mingling Voices literary imprint. His poems and short stories have been published in literary magazines like Grain, On Spec, EVENT, UnLost, Star*Line, Existere, 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

“Unraveling the formal and political threads of the cento in Mary Dalton’s Hooking.” Workshop on the technique of cento poems, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 11-13 Mar. 2020.

Frankenstein and Gothic sonic fictions.” The Gothic, the Abject and the Supernatural: 200 Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. School for Studies in Art and Culture, Carleton U, 31 Oct.-2 Nov. 2019.



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