Brian McCuskey


Professor (he/him/his)

Brian McCuskey

Contact Information

Office Location: Logan (RWST 313)
Phone: (435) 797-0262
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Educational Background

  • PhD - University of Michigan - 1995
  • MA - University of Michigan - 1991
  • BA - University of North Carolina - 1989


Dr. Brian McCuskey teaches courses and supervises graduate theses on nineteenth-century British literature, film studies, and critical theory. His research interests include science and religion in the Victorian novel, the history of detective fiction, and neo-Victorian adaptation. He is the author of How Sherlock Pulled the Trick: Spiritualism and the Pseudoscientific Method (Penn State University Press, 2021). He has published articles in PMLA, Novel, Victorian Literature and Culture, and The Journal of Popular Culture. His article on “Sherlock Holmes and Intelligent Design,” published in The Quarterly Review of Biology, received an Honorable Mention for the North American Victorian Studies Association Donald Gray Prize in 2013. His current project is a scholarly edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet (under contract with Broadview Press).