Peter Spearman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

Peter Spearman is from Charleston, SC. He holds a BA in English and Theatre Performance from the College of Charleston and an MA and a Ph.D in Theatre and Performance Studies from Tufts University. His dissertation project, Weird Video Games: Playing With Expectation, Affect, and Memory explores encounters with games that are not what they appear to be, and how the weird can be an effective rhetorical tool to push back on the violence of the “normal.” His article, "The Man Within: Blackness and Simulation in 'Injustice: Gods Among Us'" appears in the theatre and performance studies journal, Etudes Online. His work on Doki Doki Literature Club will appear in a forthcoming issue of PARTake. He has served as an instructor across courses in acting, theatre history, and media studies. He has presented papers at ASTR, ATHE, and the International Conference on Romanticism.


Ph.D Theatre and Performance Studies, Tufts University

M.A. Theatre and Performance Studies, Tufts University

B.A. English; B.A. Theatre Performance, College of Charleston