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Dr. Peter Fields

Email Addresses
peter.fields@msutexas.edu
My Websites
  • English
    Associate Professor

    Office Location
    Bea Wood Hall 230
    Office Hours

    MW 12:30-2:00 PM; TR 2:00-3:00 PM

     

    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4246
    Fax: (940) 397-4931
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Fall 2019 4513 101 History of the English Language Bea Wood Hall Jim Hoggard Room

    TR 9:30 - 10:50 AM

    Details Fall 2019 2813 101 Survey of English Literature, Semester 1 Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    TR 12:30-1:50 PM

    Details Fall 2019 1153 101 & 102 Introduction to Reading and Writing about Literature Bea Wood Hall 210

    Sec 101: MWF 9:00 - 9:50 AM

    Sec 102: MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

    Details Summer I 2019 2113 302 Intermediate Composition and Grammar Bea Wood Hall 210

    MTWR 12:20-2:20 PM

    Details Summer I 2019 1143 301 Academic Research and Writing Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    MTWR 10:10 AM - 12:10 PM

    Details Spring 2019 4543 201 Special Topic: Film Narration-HAMLET Bea Wood Hall 210

    MW  2:00-3:20 PM

    Details Spring 2019 2823 201 Survey of English Literature Semester Two Bea Wood Hall 210

    MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

    Details Spring 2019 1153 202 & 204 Intro to Reading & Writing about Literature Bea Wood Hall 210

    ENGL 1153-202 TR 9:30-10:50 AM BW 210

    ENGL 1153-204 TR 12:30-1:50 PM BW 210

    Details Fall 2018 4753 & 5753 101 Old English Language and Literature Bea Wood Hall 122

    MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

    Details Fall 2018 2813 101 English Literature Survey I Prothro-Yeager Hall 201

    MWF 1:00-1:50 PM

    Details Fall 2018 1153 103 & 104 Introduction to Reading and Writing About Literature Bea Wood Hall 210

    ENGL 1153 103 9:30-10:50 AM TR; ENGL 1153 104 12:30-1:50 PM

    Details Summer I 2018 2113 301 & 302 Intermediate Composition and Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

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

    Details Spring 2018 3723 201 Lovecraft and the Weird Bea Wood Hall 210

    MWF 10:00-10:50 AM

    Details Spring 2018 2823 201 Survey of English Literature II Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    MWF 12 Noon-12:50 PM

    Details Spring 2018 1153 204 Introduction to Reading & Writing about Literature Bea Wood Hall 210

    ENGL 1153 204TR 12:30-1:50 PM

    Details Spring 2018 1153 203 Introduction to Reading & Writing about Literature Bea Wood Hall 210

    ENGL 1153 203 TR 9:30-10:50 AM

    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

  • 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.