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Peter Bryan

Peter Bryan


Department of English
Office: Strode 311

Ph.D, American Studies, Pennsylvania State University (2018); M.A., American Studies, Pennsylvania State University (2013); B.A., History and English, Western Michigan University (2011); A.A. Liberal Arts, Oakland Community College (2007)

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests
Comics Studies, Fan Studies, Adaptation Studies, Disability Studies

Dr. Peter Cullen Bryan is a Lecturer of English at Clemson University, where he teaches comics as literature and science fiction as futurism.  He received his PhD in American Studies and Communication at the Pennsylvania State University in 2018.  His areas of study include American Studies, Intercultural Communication, and 21st Century American culture, emphasizing comic art and fan communities.  His first book, exploring the transcultural adaptations of Carl Barks’s Duck Comics, was recently published, though the work continues with explorations of the intersections of creative activism and fan identities in adaptational and transnational spaces. His current projects include an examination of 1970s sword and sorcery comic Red Sonja, an in-depth exploration of the world of mid-century fanzines, and a special issue on the 100th anniversary of Disney for the Journal of American Culture. He hopes to one day trace the journeys of Scrooge McDuck himself, and see how reality stacks up to the legend.

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