Department of English

Former Longhorn Stacey Peebles publishes book with UT press

Wed, July 12, 2017
Former Longhorn Stacey Peebles publishes book with UT press
Book cover for Cormac McCarthy and Performance

Published in June 2017, Stacey Peebles’ Cormac McCarthy and Performance: Page, Stage, Screen is the first comprehensive overview of McCarthy’s writing for film and theatre. Known for his novels Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, and The Road, McCarthy is also the author of five screenplays, two plays, and several film adaptions of his work. Drawing on primary sources from McCarthy’s recently opened archive and interviews with several of his collaborations, Peebles offers insights into McCarthy’s writing life and the central significance of tragedy, violence, and human suffering in his narratives.

Stacey Peebles holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on depictions of conflict and violence in literature, film, and new media. Her other books include Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier’s Experience in Iraq (2011) and a collection entitled Violence in Literature (2014). Peebles is an associate professor of English and director of the Film Studies program at Centre College in Kentucky.

Her book is available through the University of Texas Press bookstore.


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