Mark A. McCullough, Ph.D., is assistant professor of literature. He specializes in American literature; his dissertation addressed faith and romantic imagination in poetry from Richard Henry Dana to Herman Melville. Dr. McCullough holds the degrees of Ph.D. in English and M.A. in Literature from the City University of New York and a B.A. in the Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College.
Literary Tradition I & II
Melville and Hawthorne
Recent Conference Presentations
"Wrestling in the Shadows: Assessing American Women Poets and Religion during the Nineteenth Century" Special Session., Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL., December 2007.
"Faith and the ‘Permanent Stars': the Religious Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier" Invited Keynote Speaker, Haverhill Whittier Club, Whittier's Birthplace, Haverhill, MA, June, 2006.
"Luther's Day, America's Night: The Fideistic Imagination of Herman Melville's Clarel" Special Session entitled "Spiritual Sympathy and Sacred Sites: Religion and the Imagination in Melville's Clarel" (Presenter and Organizer), Modern Language Association Conference Washington, D.C., December 2005.
"Iconoclasm and the 'Ecclesiastical' Imagination: the Lyra Americana poems of John Greenleaf Whittier and George T. Rider" Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA., November 2005.
"Longfellow's Hiawatha, " Invited Speaker for a special panel celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Hiawatha, Yale University. Maine Historical Society, Portland ME., October 2005.