Film Studies Faculty
Stacey Peebles came to Centre in 2011. She is associate professor of English and director of the Film Studies program, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2014. She holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.
Before coming to Centre, she was the assistant director of Lloyd International Honors College at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and also worked as a professor and administrator in the Honors College of The University of Houston.
Her research areas include the representation of war and violence, film adaptation, Westerns, and the contemporary American author Cormac McCarthy. Her book, Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier’s Experience in Iraq (Cornell UP, 2011), addresses stories about this recent conflict in literature, film, and new media, and she is editor of the collection Violence in Literature (Salem P, 2014). She is finishing a book tentatively titled Cormac McCarthy: Page / Stage / Screen (University of Texas Press) that explores the author’s work in theater, screenplays, and film adaptations by others.
Peebles is editor of The Cormac McCarthy Journal (Penn State UP) and is currently co-editing a special issue of Modern Fiction Studies called “Enduring Operations: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq” (Johns Hopkins UP).
Her most recent essay publications address the use of digital vérité in Iraq War films in The Philosophy of War Films, (2014) and Larry Heinemann’s seminal Vietnam novel Paco’s Story in The Vietnam War: Topics in Contemporary North American Literature, (2015). She recently completed an essay on justice in Western films for The Cambridge Companion to Literature of the American West.
At Centre, Peebles teaches courses in film and American literature, as well as Humanities I and II.
To read about Dr. Peebles’ book on the Iraq war, click here.
To read about Centre’s production of Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited, click here.
To read about Dr. Peebles’ course covering sound in film, click here.
To read about publishing internships with The Cormac McCarthy Journal, click here.
To read a 20 Questions profile of Dr. Peebles, click here.
File last updated: 6/22/15
Ian Wilson joined the Centre College faculty in the fall of 2003 as a visiting instructor of German and Humanities. He was awarded Centre’s “Rookie of the Year” in 2004 and in 2005 received the Kirk Award for excellence in teaching. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2009, and again in 2015, a two-year appointment recognizing teaching excellence, scholarship, and contributions to the Centre community.
He teaches courses in German language, literature, and culture, African American literature, and the first-year Humanities sequence. He has taken groups of students abroad during three CentreTerms and one summer and directed the Centre-in-Strasbourg program twice: in 2008-09 and in 2015-16.
His current research project focuses on evolving notions of space and place in contemporary German-language literature. He is also developing a book on approaches to teaching W. G. Sebald’s novel Austerlitz with his Centre colleague Christina Svendsen. He is co-editor of the volume, Cosmopolitanism Reconsidered: Jürgen Habermas, Germany, and the European Union (Routledge, 2016). He has published articles on Samuel Beckett, Elfriede Jelinek, W. G. Sebald, and John Edgar Wideman; he was also a contributor to a German Studies Review forum on Germany and the Euro Crisis (2013) and An Encyclopedia of African American Literature (2005, Greenwood Press). Other scholarly interests include the Holocaust, monuments and memorialization, critical theory, and intersections between literature and other arts, especially photography and film. He has given papers at conferences of the Modern Language Association, the German Studies Association, the Austrian Studies Association, the American Comparative Literature Association, and the Southern Comparative Literature Association, and at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.
He was previously a teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he taught courses in German, comparative literature, and German-language sections of courses in history and international studies. He was also a graduate teaching consultant at UNC-CH’s Center for Teaching and Learning.
Wilson is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Phi Alpha German national honor society. In 2000-01, he conducted research at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna, Austria as a Fulbright Scholar. He received another Fulbright for the summer of 2012. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in comparative literature and German from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
To read about his CentreTerm course “Introduction to the Cultural History of Central Europe,” click here.
File last updated: 8/3/17