About

Mark A. McCutcheon (Ph.D. Guelph), is Chair of the Centre for Humanities and Professor of Literary Studies at Athabasca University. Mark’s debut book of poems, Shape Your Eyes by Shutting Them, was published in 2019 by AU Press; his poems also appear in Beyond Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight (U of Arizona P, 2020), and journals like On Spec, Grain, Carousel, and Kaleidotrope. Mark’s monograph The Medium Is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology (2018) won the Media Ecology Association’s 2019 McLuhan Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Book. His literary criticism has also appeared in scholarly periodicals like Studies in Canadian Literature, English Studies in Canada, SFRA Review, and in books like Popular Postcolonialisms (Routledge, 2019). Mark’s on Twitter and Mixcloud as @sonicfiction.

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

Publications

Latest (all open access)

McCutcheon, Mark A. “Paratextual and ‘sampladelic’ techniques for ‘committing centonism’ in contemporary poetry published in Canada.”
Cento-Texts in the Making: Aesthetics and Poetics of Cento-Techniques from Homer to Zong!, edited by Manuel Baumbach. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2022, pp. 175-200. Bochumer Altertumswissenschaftliches Colloquium ser. vol. 109.
 

Clitheroe, Heather and Mark A. McCutcheon. Review of The Expanse [TV series]. SFRA Review, vol. 51, no. 2, 4 May 2021.

Books

Shape Your Eyes by Shutting Them: Poems. Athabasca UP, 2019. Mingling Voices.

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

See my CV for my complete publication record; and see my institutional repository for selected, openly accessible full-text publications.

Projects


  • McCutcheon, Mark A. “Reading poetry and its paratexts for evidence of fair dealing.” Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne, in press.

  • —. “Frankenstein meets the FAANG five: figures of monstrous technology in digital media discourse.” Beyond Modern Science: Essays on Frankenstein and STEAM for Charles E. Robinson, edited by Robin Hammerman. Delaware UP, in press.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

McCutcheon, Mark A. “Field testing a sampladelic sound jamming countermeasure against copyright bots: a contribution to Listening in on literature: a soundtable on power and surveillance, ACCUTE Conference, Montréal, May 2022.
abstract & streaming mix at my blog

—. “Reading poetry and its paratexts for evidence of fair dealing.” ABC Copyright Conference, Western U, 25-28 May 2022.

—. “Reading poetry and its paratexts for evidence of fair dealing.” Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne, vol. 46, no. 2, 2022, in press.

Memberships

ACCUTE, CACLALS, MEA, MLA

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