Peter Caputo, PhD
Department of English
Office: Fenton Building, Rm. 206
- PhD, Columbia University
- MA, Columbia University
- BA, New York University
- 19th century English literature
- The history of the novel
- Archetypal (post-Jungian) theory
- Classical mythology
Florence, Italy: Research on Browning’s Florence years, Giorgio Vasari, the archetypes of creativity. Research supported by Browning Institute/Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, and Suffolk University, summer 1992. Paper, "True Lies and Myth: Browning and Vasari, Reading": presented October 7, 1994, New York, NY (see below).
Rome, Italy: Research on the “mythic space” of ancient sites and its relationship to the “modern space” of urban architecture. Research sponsored by Suffolk University, summer 1997.
Publications, Conference Papers, Presentations
“How Myth Means: New Questions For Old Gods.” Seminar For the Advancement of Classical Studies, at Rome University, July 20, 1997.
"Mass Consciousness, The Unconscious and Individuation: A Reading of Pirandello's Six Characters In Search of An Author." Analise Psicologica, Special Issue (1991), 207-11.
“Six Ghosts and a Ghostly Director: Pirandello’s Six Characters In Search of An Author.” Seventh International Conference on Literature and Psychology, University of Urbino, Italy, July 6-10, 1990.
"The Rising Stench Of Perfumed Angels" (fiction). Scheduled for publication in Issue 61, 2014, Gargoyle Magazine.
"Kafka's Unburned Books" (fiction). The Tusculum Review. Vol. 8, Spring 2012, 27.
"Palimpsest And Exile" (fiction). Quiddity International Literary Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2011, 66
"Leo's Limbo Lament" (fiction). Specs Journal of Contemporary Art and Literature, Special Edition, Vol. 3, Fall 2010, 130.
"Postcard Pony Express" (fiction). Glossolalia (online, Vancouver, Canada), Winter 2010. Publication in print anthology forthcoming.
"Those Guys And That Circus" (fiction). Glossolalia, Winter 2010.
"White Robes, Angels Descending" (fiction). Fiction, Myth and Magic, No. 8, Spring 1986, 4.
"The Myth We Failed To Sing: The Native American and the Sacred Earth." University Lecture, SU Quincentennial Week, 8 October 1992.
Recent Seminars/Workshops Attended
"A Lifetime of Psychology": June 19-23, 2009, Rowe, MA. Workshop with James Hillman, Archetypal psychologist, post-Jungian.
Recent Peer Reviews
Classical Mythology: The Basics, Richard Martin, Professor of Classics, Stanford University, Routledge Press, Oxford, 25 February 2013.
The Taletellers (novel): Finalist, The Peter Taylor Prize For The Novel
Semifinalist, The William Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition
Work In Progress
Saint Medusa (short fiction collection)
Looking Back At Orpheus: Reflections On Mythological Moments (essays)
Dickens and George Eliot
19th Century English Novel
Studies in the History of the Novel
Studies in Postmodern Fiction
Honors Seminar: The World of Henry James
Honors Seminar: Matches Made in Hell: Writers and Critics
Selected Authors: The Journey to the Underworld in Literature and Myth
Literature and C.G. Jung
Art and the Creative Unconscious
Myth and Archetype in Literature and Psychology
Institute for the Psychological Study of the Arts, 1990-2005
Friends of Jung, C.G. Jung Institute, Boston, 1985-1995
Modern Language Association, 1980-2001
Created Suffolk University Writing Center, 1984. Director, 1984-2009