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Dennis Cutchins

Professor, College of Humanities
English

4167 JFSB

Teaching Experience

Teaching is typically the highlight of my day. I love it when students change my mind about the things we’re learning. I had the chance to be an Alcuin Scholar in 2018-2020 and really enjoyed the challenge of teaching literature in the context of biology.

Research

19th and 20th Century American literature. Adaptation theory.

Selected Publications

  • The Routledge Companion to Adaptation. Edited by Dennis Cutchins, Katja Krebs, and Eckart Voigts. Routledge, 2018.
  • Adapting Frankenstein: The Monster’s Eternal Lives in Popular Culture. Edited by Dennis Cutchins and Dennis Perry, Manchester UP, 2018.
  • Adaptation Studies: New Approaches. Edited by Christa Albrecht Crane and Dennis Cutchins, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010.
  • The Pedagogy of Adaptation. Edited by Dennis Cutchins, Laurence Raw and James M. Welsh, Scarecrow Press, 2010.
  • Redefining Adaptation Studies. Edited by Dennis Cutchins, Laurence Raw and James M. Welsh, Scarecrow Press, 2010.
  • Wild Games: Hunting and Fishing Traditions in North America. Edited by Dennis Cutchins and Eric Eliason, University of Tennessee Press, 2009.
  • “‘To Put it all into Words is a Hell of a Hard Thing’: Faulkner’s Adaptation of History and Fiction in A Ghost Story/War Birds.” Literature Film Quarterly, vol 48, no. 1, 2020, https://lfq.salisbury.edu/. Accessed 22 Jan. 2020.
  • “All the Pretty Horses: Cormac McCarthy’s Reading of For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Western American Literature, vol. 41, no. 3, 2006, pp. 267-299.
  • “Elitism, Keeping Secrets, and Fly Fishing in Utah.” Western Folklore, vol. 63, no. 1, 2004, pp. 189-202.
  • “Adaptations in the Classroom: Using Film to ‘Read’ The Great Gatsby.” Literature Film Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4, 2003, pp. 295-303.
  • “Adaptation, Fidelity and Reception.” Co-authored with Katy Meeks. Routledge Handbook to Adaptation. Edited by Dennis Cutchins, Katja Krebs, and Eckart Voigts. Routledge, 2018.
  • “Bakhtin, Intertextuality, and Adaptation.” The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies, edited by Thomas Leitch, Oxford University Press, 2017, pp. 71-86.
  • “Shane and Man on Fire: George Stevens’s Enduring Legacy of Spirituality and Violence.” Adaptation Studies: New Approaches, edited by Christa Albrecht Crane and Dennis Cutchins, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010, pp. 180-194.

Citizenship assignments
For the past few years I’ve worked as the Associate Director of Honors and the Chair of Prestigious Scholarships Committee. Prior to that I was in charge of advisement for the English Department, the co-director of the International Cinema Program, and the co-chair of the Faculty Advisement Committee.

AM ST 300
MW 9:30-10:45 a.m.
3082 JFSB
AM ST 360
MW 1:00-1:50 p.m.
4188 JFSB
AM ST 360
F 1:00-2:50 p.m.
4188 JFSB
ENGL 364
MW 9:30-10:45 a.m.
3082 JFSB
HCOLL 290R
T 4:00-4:50 p.m.
B140 JFSB