Academic Program at Centre College
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