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Stacey Peebles

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Marlene and David Grissom Professor of Humanities • Associate Professor of English • Director of Film Studies English Work Crounse Hall—451 Work Phone: 859.238.5270

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 most recent book, Cormac McCarthy and Performance: Page, Stage, Screen (U of Texas P, 2017) explores the author’s work in theater, screenplays, and film adaptations by others. She is also the author of Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier’s Experience in Iraq (Cornell UP, 2011), which 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).

Peebles has been editor of the Cormac McCarthy Journal (Penn State UP) since 2010 and is co-editor of the forthcoming Approaches to Teaching the Works of Cormac McCarthy (MLA P).  In 2017, she co-edited a special issue of Modern Fiction Studies called “Enduring Operations: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq” (Johns Hopkins UP).

​Recent essay publications address the use of digital vérité in Iraq War films in The Philosophy of War Films, justice in Western films for The Cambridge Companion to Literature of the American West, and contemporary war memoirs in The Many Faces of War. She is working on superhero films as war stories and a book-length study of post-2012 contemporary war literature.

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 an interview with Dr. Peebles about “The Five Best Cormac McCarthy Books” with the website Five Books, click here.


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