Dr. Pete McCluskey

Associate Professor

Dr. Pete McCluskey
615-898-2678
Room 340, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Fall 2018

MWF 9:00-10:00

TR 11:15-12:45

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (1998)
  • M.A., Indiana University, Bloomington (1988)
  • B.A., Hendrix College, AR (1987)

Areas of Expertise

Shakespeare, Early Modern, Shakespeare on Film, Crime Fiction, and Popular Culture

 

Biography

Dr. McCluskey earned the Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas. A specialist in Shakespeare, he joined the English Department in the Fall of 1999.

Publications

Book   Representations of Flemish Immigrants on the Early Modern Stage. Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama. Taylor & Francis (forthcoming 2019).  

Book Chapters (invited)   “’But Worst of All Was the Disgrace’: Reputation in A Confederacy of Dunces” in Theology and Geometry: Essays on John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, Le...

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Book   Representations of Flemish Immigrants on the Early Modern Stage. Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama. Taylor & Francis (forthcoming 2019).  

Book Chapters (invited)   “’But Worst of All Was the Disgrace’: Reputation in A Confederacy of Dunces” in Theology and Geometry: Essays on John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, Leslie Marsh, Editor, Lexington Books (forthcoming).  

“Tinky Winky’s Got a Brand New Bag: The Year’s Work in Teletubby Studies,” in Teleparody: Predicting/Preventing the TV Discourse of Tomorrow, Jill Hague and David Lavery, Editors, Wallflower Press, 2002.

 "Milton and the Winds of Folly," in Arenas of Conflict: Milton and The Unfettered Mind, Charles W. Durham and Kristen Pruitt McColgan, Editors, Susquehanna University Press (1997): 227-38.

"'Nature Taught Art': The Topos of Art and Nature in Paradise Regained," in Spokesperson Milton: Voices in Contemporary Criticism, Charles W. Durham and Kristen Pruitt McColgan, Editors, Susquehanna University Press (1994): 217-28.  

Journal Articles   “Selling Souls and Vending Paradise: God and Commerce in A Confederacy of Dunces,” The Southern Quarterly 47.1 (2009): 7-22.  

“’The Game’s Afoot’: Heinlein and Holmes,”  The Heinlein Journal 20 (2007): 23-25.  

 “’The Great Globe Itself’: Shakespearean Allusion in Heinlein’s Fiction,” The Heinlein Journal 18 (2006): 28-31.  

“Have Monomyth, Will Travel: The Hero’s Journey in Heinlein’s Juvenile Novels,” The Heinlein Journal 17 (2005): 9-14.  

“Sir Edmund Tilney, Sir Thomas More, and the Dutch,” in Shakespeare and the Low Countries, Douglas A. Brooks and A.J. Hoenselaars, Editors, Shakespeare Yearbook 15 (2005): 49-64.  

"’Shall I Betray My Brother?’": Anti-Alien Satire and its Subversion in The Shoemaker’s Holiday,” Tennessee Philological Association Bulletin 37 (2000): 43-54.  

"'Humors to Delight': Menaphon as Burlesque," Publications of the Arkansas Philological Association (PAPA) 21.1 (1995): 69-75.  

"'The Recovery of the Sacred Candlestick': Jewish Imagery and the Problem of Allegory in The Marble Faun," PAPA 18.2 (1992): 15-27.

Book Reviews  Rev. of Costuming the Shakespearean Stage: visual Codes of Representation in Early Modern Theatre and Culture, by Robert L. Lubin.  Early Modern Studies Journal 5 (2013).  Online.  

Rev. of Immigrants in Tudor and Stuart England, edited by Nigel Goose and Lien Luu.  Seventeenth-Century News: 66:3-4 (2008).  Online.  

Rev. of The Drama of Landscape: Land, Property, and Social Relations on the Early Modern Stage, by Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.  Seventeenth-Century News 58.1-2 (2000): 76-78.  

Reference Article   “Ignatius J. Reilly,” in Student’s Encyclopedia of American Literary Characters, Matthew J. Bruccoli, Judith S. Baughman, and Charles Brower, Editors, 4 vols.  New York: Facts on File, 2008.  

Other Academic Publications  “Heinlein Studies II: Roundtable:  Heinlein and the Golden Age,”  The Heinlein Journal 20 (2007): 26-44.   Participant, with Bill Patterson, et al.

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Presentations

“’I Thought I Saw Lauren Bacall’: The Clash Go to the Movies,” Popular Culture Association (PCA), Indianapolis, IN, 28-31 April 2018.  

“Jail Guitar Doors: Representations of Prison by The Clash,” PCA, San Diego, CA, 12-15 April 2017.  

“Charlie Surfs Straight to Hell”: Southeast Asian Refugees and The Clash.  Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS), Nashville, TN, 13-15 October 2016.  

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“’I Thought I Saw Lauren Bacall’: The Clash Go to the Movies,” Popular Culture Association (PCA), Indianapolis, IN, 28-31 April 2018.  

“Jail Guitar Doors: Representations of Prison by The Clash,” PCA, San Diego, CA, 12-15 April 2017.  

“Charlie Surfs Straight to Hell”: Southeast Asian Refugees and The Clash.  Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS), Nashville, TN, 13-15 October 2016.  

“Race and The First Clash Single,” PCA, New Orleans, LA, 1-4 April 2015. 

“I Told You So”: The Clash’s “English Civil War” and British Fascism,” PCAS, New Orleans, LA, 2-4 October 2014.  

“’What Are We Gonna Do Now?’: ‘Clampdown,’ Racism, and Fascism,” PCA, Chicago, IL, 16-19 April 2014.  

“‘See-Through Shields Are Walled Across The Way That You Came In’: The Clash, The Battle of Lewisham, and “Groovy Times,” PCA, Washington, D.C., 27-30 March 2013.  

“The Battle of Lewisham as the Inspiration for ‘Groovy Times’ by The Clash,” PCAS, Nashville, TN, 27-29 September 2012.  

“Englishmen For My Money and the Sublimation of Anti-Immigrant Satire,” Renaissance Society of America (RSA), Miami, FL, 22-24 March 2007.  

“’Ipse Dixit’: Literary Allusion in Heinlein’s Juveniles,” PCA, Boston, MA, 4-7 April 2007.  

“’The Game’s Afoot!’: Heinlein and Holmes,” PCA, Atlanta, GA, 12-15 April 2006.  

“’The Great Globe Itself’: Shakespearean Allusion in Heinlein’s Fiction,” PCA, San Diego, CA, 23-26 March 2005.  

"It was a Flemynge hyght Hansy": Skelton's Magnyfycence and Henrican Anti-Flemish Satire,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Roanoke, VA, 12-14 November 2004.  

“Have Monomyth, Will Travel: The Hero’s Journey in Heinlein’s Juvenile Novels,” PCA, San Antonio, TX, 7-10 April 2004.  

“’This Kind of Thing’: ‘Literary Chitchat’ in Ruth Rendell’s Chief Inspector Wexford Novels,” PCAS, Charlotte, North Carolina, 3-5 October 2002.  

“God and Commerce in A Confederacy of Dunces,” Tennessee Philological Association (TPA), Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 21-23 February 2002.  

“Making Sense of  An Enterlude of Welth and Helth: or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Textual Criticism,” SAMLA, Atlanta, Georgia, 9-11 November 2001.

  “My Name is Comus, and I’m an Alcoholic,” Conference on John Milton, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 19-20 October 2001.  

“’These Swilling Epicures Shall Taste of Death’: Anti-Flemish Satire in A Larum for London,” RSA, Chicago, Illinois, 29-31 March 2001.  

“(Sir) Thomas (More) the Tank Engine?  Sodor as Industrial Utopia,” Society for Utopian Studies, Vancouver, Canada, 29-21 October 2000.  

“The Hero With a Thousand Bowties: Pee-Wee’s Big Monomyth,” PCAS, Nashville, Tennessee, 5-7 October 2000.  

“’Devoured by Aliens!’: Flemish Appetites and English Anxieties,” Medieval-Renaissance Conference XIV, Wise, Virginia, 21-23 September 2000.  

“’Shall I Betray My Brother?’ Anti-Alien Satire and its Subversion in The Shoemaker’s Holiday,” TPA, Cookeville, Tennessee, 24-26 February.  

“’Bastards of Dung’: Flemish Excrement and the English Imagination,” SAMLA, Atlanta, Georgia, 4-6 November 1999.  

“The Toad at Eve’s Ear Redux,” Conference on John Milton, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 21-23 October 1999.  

"Thomas Deloney, the 'Complaint of the Yeomen Weavers Against Immigrant Weavers,' and the Riots of 1595," South Central Renaissance Conference (SCRC), Savannah, Georgia, 8-10 April 1999.  

"'Might Could' and 'Might Ought To': The Double Modal in Arkansas--An Informal Introduction," Arkansas Philological Association (APA), Fayetteville, Arkansas, 11-12 October 1996.  

"'The Perversion of Having to GO TO WORK': Anti-capitalism in A Confederacy of Dunces," College English Association (CEA), New Orleans, Louisiana, 3-6 April 1996.  

"Optical Image Clusters in the Major Poems of Sir John Davies," SCRC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 6-8 April 1995.  

"'Humors to Delight': Menaphon as Burlesque," APA, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 4-5 November 1994.  

"'Too Many Aliens in this Realm':  Wealth and Health and the Closing of the Stranger Churches in Marian London,"  APA, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 12-13 November 1993.  

"Milton and the Winds of Folly," Southeastern Conference on John Milton, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 21-23 October 1993.  

"The Allegory of Lust: 'Bytuene Mersh & Aueril' and Autoeroticism," Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference (RMMRAC), Flagstaff, Arizona, 8-11 April 1993.  

"Bartholmew Fair and the Feast of Fools," SCRC, San Antonio, Texas, 25-27 March 1993.  

"'Turnip-Eating Rogues': Anti-Dutch Sentiment in Renaissance Drama," APA, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 6-7 November 1992.  

"Passive Voices / Active Voices: Sexual Politics and the Changing of the Archetype of the Heroine in the Disney Feature-length Animated Films," written with Sally McCluskey, PCAS, Augusta, Georgia, 1-3 October 1992.  

"Honest Fools and Honorable Murderers: the Subversion of Language in Othello," RMMRAC, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 9-11 April 1992 and SCRC, Monroe, Louisiana, 2-4 April 1992.  

"'The Recovery of the Sacred Candlestick': Jewish Imagery and the Problem of Allegory in The Marble Faun," APA, Mountain View, Arkansas, 22-23 November 1991.   "'Nature Taught Art': the Topos of Art and Nature in Paradise Regained," Southeastern Conference on John Milton, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 24-26 October 1991.

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Awards

M. Blair Hart Award in Non-Fiction, University of Arkansas Press, April 1994

Department of English Award for Literary Merit, University of Arkansas, April 1994

C. Vann Woodward Award in Non-Fiction, The University of Arkansas Press, April 1992

Finalist, Cambridge University Dissertation Fellowship, University of Arkansas, March 1992

Department of English Award for Literary Merit, University of Arkansas, April 1991

Vance Randolph and Mary Celestia Parler Randolph Fellowship, University of Arkansas, Department of English, April 1990