Dr. Kenneth Tucker

For further information about his writings, presentations, interests, and future presentations on many of the topics cited below, please contact Kenneth Tucker at
ken.tucker@newwavecomm.net

Dr. Kenneth Tucker was born December 2, 1940, in Louisville, Kentucky. His parents were Earl and Catherine Tucker (née Weber). He received his B. A. (1963) and his M.A (1965) from the University of Louisville. In 1970 he received his Ph. D. from the University of Kentucky. In that same year he was employed by Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, where was promoted to full professor and continued to teach until his full retirement in 2001.

Academic.

Travels.

Organization Membership.

Dissertation.

Books.

Articles on Shakespeare and Other Renaissance Authors.

Articles on other Authors.

Reviews.

Presentations.

Academic Specialties

Kenneth Tucker's academic specialties are Shakespeare and Elizabethan drama, and for nearly thirty years he taught introductory Shakespeare to numerous students of western Kentucky. Of course, he also taught courses in freshman composition, general humanities and introductions to literature, as well as surveys of English and continental literature of the Renaissance in translation plus non-dramatic literature of the Renaissance.

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Travels

In keeping with his wide variety of teaching interests, Kenneth Tucker has traveled extensively to the United Kingdom, France, Greece, Italy, and Austria and has a reading knowledge of French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.

During the 1990's Kenneth Tucker participated regularly in the CCSA (Cooperative Center for Studies Abroad) program, which allowed college instructors to take students to England and other countries to teach them in classes and broaden their cultural horizons. In this program he taught classes in Shakespeare, British Fantasy, and Horror, and Arthurian Literature.

An Anglophile, he has made numerous trips to the United Kingdom to visit sites of historical and cultural interest and attend performances of plays by Shakespeare and other Renaissance playwrights.

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Organization Membership

Since 1974, Kenneth Tucker has been a member of the Kentucky Philological Association, which was founded during that year at Murray State. In 1994 he served as vice president of that organization. In 1995 he became the president. In 1996 he continued his service as a member of the executive board.

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Dissertation

"The Dramatic Use of Divine Intervention in Elizabethan Drama." Diss. UK, 1970.

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Books

Eliot Ness and the Untouchables:
The Historical Reality
and
the Film and Television Depictions
, 2nd ed.
Soon to be available as an ebook from Google and other ebook readers


A Kentucky Colonel in Darkest Africa
Currently available or soon to be available as an ebook for Kindle and other ebook readers


The Old Lit Professor’s Book of Favorite Readings
Currently available or soon to be available as an ebook for Kindle and other ebook readers


I Pray the Lord My Soul to Keep
Currently available or soon to be available as an ebook for Kindle and other ebook readers


The Madonna of Shadows and Darkness
Currently available or soon to be available as an ebook for Kindle and other ebook readers


A Spider Spinning Daydreams (short story)


The Fall of the House of Spade
Currently available or soon to be available as an ebook for Kindle and other ebook readers


Wilderness of Tigers:
A Novel of the Harpe Brothers and Frontier Violence
Currently available or soon to be available as an ebook for Kindle and other ebook readers


The Grave and the Figure Eight: A Myth Reborn

Currently available or soon to be available as an ebook for Kindle and other ebook readers


A Kentucky Colonel in King Arthur's Court and The Swamp Maiden of Venus.

Currently available or soon to be available as an ebook for Kindle and other ebook readers


Shakespeare and Jungian Typology. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003.

Currently available as a Google ebook and soon to be available for other ebook readers


Eliot Ness and the Untouchables. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2000.

John Marston, A Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985. [Out of Print]

A Bibliography of Writings by and About John Ford and Cyril Tourneur. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1975. [Out of Print]

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These above books were edited by Professor Helen H. Roulston, Associate Professor of English at Murray State University.

Helen Roulston's Editing

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Articles on Shakespeare and Other Renaissance Authors

"An Obscure Poem by Robert Herrick and the Unlikely Popularity of the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher." Kentucky Philological Review 19 (2005): 50-57.

"What Can We Say about Caliban?" Kentucky Philological Review 15 (2001): 57-62. (Essay Winner of the Editor's Choice Award for 2000).

"Warring Within and Warring Without: A Psychological Nexus between Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida and Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 17.1-2 (1996): 109-24.

"Dead Men in Deptford: Recent Lives and Deaths of Christopher Marlowe." Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama 34 (1995): 111-24.

"Middleton and Rowley's The Changeling and M. Scott Peck's Theory of the Evil Personality." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 15. 1-2 (1995): 29-38.

"Did John Webster Know Shakespeare's King John?" ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 1:4 (1988): 125-30.

"Psychetypes and Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 5.3-4 (1984): 176-81.

Levin, Richard. "The Acting Style of the Children's Companies." A Response by Kenneth Tucker. American Notes and Queries 22:3-4 (1983): 34-35.

"The Dramatic Use of Divine Intervention in Elizabethan Drama." Dissertation Abstracts International 31 (1971): 19714137A (KY). (Dissertation Abstract).

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Articles on other Authors

"Ulmer and Ruric's Adaptation of Poe's 'The Black Cat': A Subtle Masterpiece of Horror." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 21:1-2 (2000): 58-66.

"The Case of Howard Phillips Lovecraft: A Serious Artist Manqué?" Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 21.3-4 (2000): 217-29.

"Important Brush Strokes: The Significance of Two Biblical Episodes in Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night." ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 9.4 (1996): 44-48.

"A Series of Dreadful Daydreams." In the Village (Official Journal of The Prisoner Appreciation Society) 6 (1995): 14-16.

"The 1995 Presidential Address (of the Kentucky Philological Association): In the Future 'a fit audience,' but Hopefully not 'few.'" Kentucky Philological Review 10 (1995): 1-3.

"The Sword and the Shadow: A Jungian Reading of Malory's Tale of Balin." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 12.1-2 (1991): 2-16.

"The Time Machine: H. G. Wells' Early Fable of Human Identity." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 9:3-4 (1988): 352-63.

"The Pied Piper-A Key to Understanding Robert Penn Warren's 'Blackberry Winter'." Studies in Short Fiction 19.4 (1982): 339-42.

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Book and Theatre Reviewson Shakespeare and Other Renaissance Authors

Book Reviews. The Paducah Sun 1980-81.

Book Reviews. Episcopal News, Diocese of Kentucky.

Book and Theatre Reviews of British Productions of Shakespeare at the New Globe in London and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. The Shakespeare Newsletter.

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Presentations

Annual Presentations at the Kentucky Philological Society from 1974 to the Present. Annual Presentations "To the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns" address at the Caledonian Society of Murray's Annual Robert Burns Supper 2001, 2004.

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