Dennis Ray Cutchins Associate Professor
Office: 4167 JFSB
Commonly Taught Courses Engl 345, Literature and Film
Engl 362 American Literature from the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twentieth Century
Engl 293 American Literary History
Engl 336 American Novel
Engl 364 Literature and Cultures of the American West
Semester Schedule: Spring/Summer 2013: Not Teaching
Other University Assignments:
Faculty Advisory Council
International Cinema Co-Chair
By appointment only
Vita: Link to Vita
Dennis Cutchins has taught at BYU since 1997. He earned a PhD in American literature, specializing in contemporary Native American novels, from the Florida State University in 1997. Dr. Cutchins has written several articles on Native American authors Leslie Marmon Silko and Louise Erdrich. He teaches American literature, with specializations in Native American literature and film and literature. Recently he has edited several books on adaptation, particularly film adaptation. These include Adaptation Studies (co-edited with Christa Albrecht Crane, published by Farleigh Dickinson UP), The Pedagogy of Adaptation (co-edited with James Welsh and Lawrence Raw, published by Scarecrow) and Redefining Adaptation Studies (co-edited with Welsh and Raw and published by Scarecrow).
He serves on University's Faculty Advisory Council, on the Board of Directors for the Charles Redd Center for Wester Studies, and on the Board of Directors for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. He's also a co-director for BYU's long running International Cinema program.
Degrees: PhD, Florida State, 1997
Adaptation theory and film, Western literature, Native American literature. Late 19C/Early 20C American literature.