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Dr. Peter Fields

Email Addresses
peter.fields@mwsu.edu
My Websites

English
Associate Professor

Office Location
Bea Wood Hall 230
Office Hours

Mon: 10:00 AM-12 Noon; 3-4:00PM; Wed/Fri: 10:00 AM-12 Noon; 3-5:00 PM; TUE/THUR 3:30-5:00 PM

Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4246
Fax: (940) 397-4931
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2017 5773 101 Shakespeare Bea Wood Hall 210

TR 2:00-3:20 PM

Details Fall 2017 4773 101 Shakespeare Bea Wood Hall 210

TR 2:00-3:20 PM

Details Fall 2017 2813 101 English Literature Survey 1 Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MWF 2:00-2:50 PM

Details Fall 2017 2113 102 & 103 Intermediate Composition and Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall BW 210 & PY 205

Sec 102: TR 9:30-10:50 AM

Sec 103: TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

Details Summer I 2017 2113 301 & 302 Intermediate Composition and Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

ENGL 2113-301 MTWR 10:10 AM-12:10 PM

ENGL 2113-301 MTWR 12:20-2:20 PM

Details Spring 2017 MWSU 4433 2H1 High Middle Ages-Honors Seminar McCullough Hall 101

TR 9:30 - 10:50 AM

Details Spring 2017 3743 201 Literature of Diverse Voices: FANTASY Bea Wood Hall Jim Hoggard RM BW 226

MW 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

Details Spring 2017 2823 201 English Literature II Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MWF 10:00-10:50 AM

Details Spring 2017 1143 206 Academic Research & Writing Bea Wood Hall 210

MWF 1:00-1:50 PM

Details Fall 2016 6123 170 Tolkien, Lewis, and Pullman Bea Wood Hall BW 226: Jim Hoggard Rm

Wednesday 6:30-9:20 PM

Details Fall 2016 2813 101 English Literature I Survey Prothro-Yeager Hall 204

MWF Noon-12:50 PM

Details Fall 2016 1143 115 Academic Research & Writing Bolin Hall 109

MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

Details Summer I 2016 2113 301 & 302 Composition Skills Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

Sec 301 MTWR 10:10 AM-12:10 PM; Sec 302 MTWR 12:20-2:20 PM 

 

Details Summer I 2016 2113 301 & 302 Composition Skills Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

Sec 301 MTWR 10:10 AM-12:10 PM; Sec 302 MTWR 12:20-2:20 PM

Details Spring 2016 4543 201 Tempest: Film Narrative Bea Wood Hall BW 226 Jim Hoggard Rm

MW 9:30-10:50 AM

Details Spring 2016 2823 201 English Literature II Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

Details Spring 2016 1143 210 & 211 Academic Research & Writing Bolin Hall 109 & 103

Sec 210 TR 9:30-10:50 AM Bolin 109


Sec 211 TR 11:00-12:20 AM Bolin 103

Details Fall 2015 4543 101 Hamlet & Film Narrative Bea Wood Hall 226

MW 9:30-10:50 AM

Details Fall 2015 2813 101 English Literature I Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

MWF 12 NOON-12:50 PM

Details Fall 2015 1143 108 & 112 Academic Research & Writing Bolin Hall 103

TR 8:00-9:20 AM; 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

Details Summer I 2015 2113 301 & 302 Composition Skills Prothro-Yeager Hall 209

Sec 301 MTWR 10:10 AM-12:10 PM; Sec 302 MTWR 12:20-2:20 PM

Details Spring 2015 2823 101 English Literature II Dillard College of Business Administration 317

MW 9:30-10:50 AM

Details Spring 2015 2113 203 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall BW 205

ENGL 2113 203 MW 2:00-3:20 PM

Details Spring 2015 1123 211 & 215 Rhetoric & Composition II Bolin Hall Bolin 103

ENGL 1123 211 TR  8:00-9:20 AM Bolin 103;

ENGL 1123 215 TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM Bolin 103

Details Fall 2014 4753 & 5753 101 Old English Language & Literature Dillard College of Business Administration 342

MW 9:30-10:50 AM

Details Fall 2014 2813 101 English Literature I Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MW 12:30-1:50 PM

Details Fall 2014 1123 116 & 120 Rhetoric & Composition II Bolin Hall 103 & PY 202

ENGL 1123 116 TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM Bolin 103

ENGL 1123 120 TR 2:00-3:20 PM PY 202

Details Summer I 2014 3723 301 Special Topic: Game of Thrones Bea Wood Hall 210

MTWR 12:20-2:20 PM

Details Summer I 2014 2113 301 Composition Skills Bea Wood Hall BW 210

ENGL 2113 301 MTWR 10:10 AM-12:10 PM

Details Spring 2014 4773 101 Shakespeare Dillard College of Business Administration 178

MW 9:30-10:50 AM

Details Spring 2014 2823 101 English Literature II Dillard College of Business Administration 317

MW 12:30-1:50 PM

Details Spring 2014 1123 212 & 216 Rhetoric and Composition II Bolin Hall 103

ENGL 1123 212 8:00-9:20AM; ENGL 1123 216 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

Details Fall 2013 2813 101 English Literature I Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MW 9:30-10:50 AM

Details Fall 2013 2113 103 Composition Skills Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MW 12:30-1:50 PM

Details Fall 2013 1123 107 & 108 Rhetoric and Composition II Bolin Hall 103

Sec 107 TR 8:00-9:30 AM; Sec 108 TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

Details Summer I 2013 2113 301& 303 Composition Skills Prothro-Yeager Hall 201

ENGL 2113 301 MTWR 8:00-9:20 AM; ENGL 2113 303 MTWR 10:10 AM-12:10 PM

Details Spring 2013 2113 201 Composition Skills Bolin Hall 304

MW 8:00-9:20 AM

Details Spring 2013 2113 205 Composition Skills Bolin Hall 304

MW 9:30-10:00 AM

Details Spring 2013 1123 212 & 215 Rhetoric and Composition II Bolin Hall 103

Sec 212 TR 9:30-10:50 AM; Sec 215 TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

Details Fall 2012 4763 101 Middle English Language & Literature Dillard College of Business Administration 329

MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

Details Fall 2012 2113 102 Composition Skills Dillard College of Business Administration 133

MW Noon-1:20 PM

Details Fall 2012 1123 107 & 108 Rhetoric and Composition II Bolin Hall 103

Sec 107 TR 8:00-9:20 AM; Sec 108 TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

Details Summer I 2012 1113 301 Rhetoric & Composition I Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MTWR 8:00-10:00 AM

Details Spring 2012 4783 201 English Renaissance Period Prothro-Yeager Hall 201

ENGL 4783-201

TR 2-3:30 PM PY 201

Details Spring 2012 1123 213 & 215 Rhetoric and Composition, Semester II Bolin Hall 103

ENGL 1123-213: 8:00–9:20 AM TR Bolin 103.

ENGL 1123-215: 9:30-10:50 AM TR Bolin 103.

Details Spring 2012 1123 208 Rhetoric and Comosition, Semester II Dillard College of Business Administration 338

ENGL 1123-208 MWF 11:00-11:50 AM Dillard 338

Details Fall 2011 4753 & attachment for 5753 101 Old English Language & Literature Dillard College of Business Administration 328

MWF 12 – 12:50 PM Dillard 328

Details Fall 2011 2813 1H1 ENGLISH LITERATURE I Honors Dillard College of Business Administration 345

MWF 11 – 11:50 PM Dillard 345

Details Fall 2011 1123 107 & 108 Rhetoric & Composition II Bolin Hall 103 & Dillard 306

Sec 107 Bolin 103: TR 8:00 to 9:20 AM. Sec 108 Dillard 306: 11:00 AM to 12:20 PM

Details Summer I 2011 3723 301 Special Topic: Young Adult Fantasy Bea Wood Hall 210

MTWR 12:20 PM to 2:20 PM

Details Summer I 2011 1123 302 Rhetoric & Composition II Bolin Hall 103

MTWR 10:10 AM to 12:10 PM

Details Spring 2011 6413 280 Classics in Translation Bea Wood Hall 226

6:30-9:20 PM TUESDAY

Details Spring 2011 1123 213 & 215 Rhetoric & Composition II Bolin Hall 103

Section 213: TR 8:00 to 9:20 AM. Section 215: 9:30 AM to 10:50 PM

Details Fall 2010 ENGL 1123 107 & 108 Rhetoric & Composition II Bolin Hall 103

 Sec 107: 8-9:20 AM Bolin 103; sec 108: 11 AM-12:20 PM

Details Fall 2010 4773 & attachment for 5773 101 Shakespeare Dillard College of Business Administration 323

MWF 12 – 12:50 PM Dillard 323

Details Fall 2010 2813 101 ENGLISH LITERATURE I Dillard College of Business Administration 323

MWF 12 – 12:50 PM Dillard 323

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Shippensburg University Master of Arts Aug 18 1988 12:00AM
Shippensburg University Bachelor of Arts Jul 15 1982 12:00AM
University of Denver Ph.D. English Jun 4 1994 12:00AM
Institution Position Start Date End Date
University of Denver Teaching Fellowship 1988-09-12 1991-06-08
Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri Assistant Professor of English 1997-08-25 2002-05-11
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of English 2002-08-26
Midwestern State University Associate Professor of English (Promotion, Board of Regents May 9, 2008) 2008-08-25

Book:             On April 17, 2001, The Edwin Mellen Press brought out my book Craft and Anti-Craft in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. A little less than half of it served as my Ph.D. dissertation in 1994. The book concerns Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, medieval rhetoric (Geoffrey of Vinsauf’s Poetria Nova), usage of the term craeft/craft in Old and Middle English works culminating in Chaucer, as well as Latin precedents. At issue is proto-humanist epistemology in Early English Literature, with reference to Cicero, Boethius, Augustine, and Aquinas. All translation of Old English and Latin is my own.

 

Editor            In Geardagum: Essays on Old and Middle English (1999-2011). Annual publication of The Society for New Language Study.  Assumed editorship as of vol. 20. The journal is a juried publication that uses a "double blind" system to assess submissions. The Society for New Language Study and In Geardagum, its principal publication, were founded in Denver, Colorado, in the 1970's by the University of Denver medievalist, Raymond P. Tripp, Jr. The last issue was vol. 30.

 

Secretary       Assumed full secretarial duties (archives, subscription, and mailing of the journal In Geardagum) after death of Dr. Tripp in 2005. In 2009-2010, assisted MSU professor & noted myth scholar Evans Lansing Smith in trouble-shooting, printing, and mailing copies of the annual journal he founded and edited, New Myth.  The Society for New Language Study is now an archive for past issues of IG and other publications by the Society.

 

                       Past Editor. Served as editor of the inaugural issue of WordView: Studies in Literary Epistemology (Winter 1996). Sponsored by the Society for New Language Study.

Essay

in Anthology  

                       "Ironic Revelation in Springsteen." Ch. 10 of Reading the Boss: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Works of Bruce Springsteen. Ed. Roxanne Harde and Irwin Streight. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2010. 201-222.

 

Articles          "God be at your table! Cup, Minister, and Perverse Gospel in Shakespeare's Hamlet." Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature. [Ed. Nicholas Wallerstein and Roger Ochse] 9 (2002): 7-25.

                       

                       "Thomist Metaphysics, Idealism, and Owen Barfield: Towards an Epistemological Criticism." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology [Ed. Paul Neumarkt] 20.3-4 (August 2000): 178-87.      

 

                       "The Missal of Robert of Jumieges: A Review Article."  In Geardagum [Ed. Raymond P. Tripp, Jr.] 16 (1995): 9-32. Much more than a review per se: I examined the newly-reprinted Latin missal (reflecting early 11th/late 10th century English worship) in depth, and provided my own translation and annotation of its unique features, including its numerous prefaces for important feasts, collects for the late 10th century English saint Edward Martyr, unique pre-Sarum Holy Week language derived from Virgil's Georgics and Aeneid, and some rubrics for anointing the sick in Old English.

 

                       "Bawdy Games, Cosmic Union, and Palimpsestic Continuity in Wolfgang Rudat's Earnest Exuberance in Chaucer's Poetics." Review in In Geardagum [Ed. Raymond P. Tripp, Jr.] 15 (1994): 99-103.

 

                       "Chaucer's Cecile as Christian Humanist Disputer of the Sacred." In Geardagum [Ed. Raymond P. Tripp, Jr.] 15 (1994): 29-39. I argue that Chaucer's saint's legend is more internalized (and less miraculous) than Old English and Latin precedents.

 

Presentations

                        Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, presented my paper "The Outlaw Catholic Cosmic Bruce" for the Bruce Springsteen session of the 65th annual convention of the Rocky Mountain branch of the Modern Language Association (RMMLA) in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

 

                        Saturday, October 16, 2010, presented my paper "The In-Between from St. Gregory's Dialogues to Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones" for the Literature & Religion session of the 64th annual convention of the Rocky Mountain branch of the Modern Language Association (RMMLA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

                        Thursday, October 8, 2009, for the Old and Middle English session of the 63rd annual convention of the Rocky Mountain branch of the Modern Language Association (RMMLA), presented my paper "Free Among the Dead: Applying Augustine and the Psalms to Old English Elegy" in Snowbird, Utah.

 

Thursday, October 9, 2008, for the English Renaissance Literature session of the 62nd annual convention of the RMMLA, presented my paper "Undividable Incorporate: The Problem with Marital Emblems in Golding, Shakespeare, and Spenser" in Reno, Nevada.

 

Thursday, October 4, 2007, for the Owen Barfield session of the 61st annual convention of the RMMLA, presented my paper "Infinite Desire and Final Participation in Spenser's Faerie Queene and Lewis's Narnia Chronicles" in Calgary, Alberta.

 

Thursday, October 12, 2006, for the Old and Middle English session of the 60th annual convention of the RMMLA, presented my paper "Þonne cymð se Antecrist: Apocalyptic Theology in Ælfric's Catholic Homilies" in Tucson, Arizona.

 

Thursday, October 20, 2005, for the Old and Middle English session of the 59th annual convention of the RMMLA, presented my paper "Waciað georne: Earnest Vigil in Old English Prayer and Elegy" in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

 

                        Friday, October 1, 2004, at the 58th annual convention of the RMMLA, for English Renaissance Literature session, presented my paper, "Can you not hate me? Helena's Self-Loathing in A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Boulder, Colorado.

 

                        Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo (Western Michigan University) for the Old English Poetry session, presented my paper, "Astigendum in Seað: Descent to the Pit in OE Psalm and Elegy."

 

                        Thursday, October 9, 2003, at the 57th annual convention of the RMMLA, for the English Renaissance Literature session, I presented my paper, "Mixt and joyned both in One: Hermaphroditus in Arthur Golding's 1567 Ovid's Metamorphoses" in Missoula, Montana.  

 

                        Friday, May 9, 2003, at the 38th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo (Western Michigan University) for the session "Beowulf: Are We Talking to the Poem?"  (sponsored by The Society for New Language Study), presented my paper "Beowulf 424b: ond nu wið Grendel sceal: now and must in Beowulf."

                       

                        Thursday, October 10, 2002, at the 56th annual convention of the RMMLA, for the Old and Middle English session, presented my paper "Beowulf 2657b: þæt he ana scyle: The Anglo-Saxon Subjunctive in Comparison with Latin and Modern English" in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

                        Friday, October 12, 2001, at the 55th annual convention of the RMMLA, for the Shakespeare session, presented my paper "Irony and Classical Rhetoric in Shakespeare" in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

 

                        April 27, 2001: Presented my paper "'God be at your table!': Cup, Minister, and Perverse Gospel in Shakespeare's Hamlet" at the 9th annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature at Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota.

 

                        Friday, October 13, 2000, at the 54th annual convention of the RMMLA, for the Owen Barfield session, presented my paper "Dawn Treading: Owen Barfield's 'True Metaphor' in C. S. Lewis and William Morris" in Boise, Idaho. 

 

                        April 15, 2000. Presented my paper "Mutam Nequiquam, 'In Vain to Silence': Aspects of Catullus in Shakespeare, Milton, and Gray" at the 8th annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (Beginnings through 18th century) at Dordt College, Iowa.

 

                        Saturday, October 10, 1998, at the 52nd annual convention of the RMMLA, for the Owen Barfield session, presented my paper "Owen Barfield and Epistemological Criticism" in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

                        March 14, 1998. Presented my paper "True Self in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors and the Elegy of Catullus" at the 23rd annual convention of the Missouri Philological Association, St. Louis University, Missouri.