Peter McCullough is Sohmer Fellow, Tutor in Englih Literature and Fellow Archivist at Lincoln College and Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall.
Born and raised in northern California, Prof. McCullough took his first degree in 1987 at the University of California Los Angeles ("UCLA"), followed by a Ph.D. (1992) and two years of post-doctoral teaching at Princeton University. From 1994-97 he was a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford, where he was first introduced to the Oxford English course and taught the same papers that he now teaches at Lincoln in a combination of classes and tutorials (including Shakespeare, English Literature from 1509 - 1642, and English Literature from 1642 - 1740).
Professor McCullough supervises research on the non-dramatic (and especially the religious) literature of the late Tudor and early Stuart period. Examples of dissertations directed by Prof. McCullough include Erica Longfellow, published as Women and Religious Writing in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2004); Beatrice Groves, published as Texts and Traditions: Religion and Shakespeare, 1592-1604 (Oxford, 2007); Emma Rhatigan, 'John Donne's Lincoln's Inn Sermons' (D.Phil. 2006; forthcoming, Oxford); and Kathryn Murphy, 'Aves quaedam Macedonicae: Misreading Aristotle in Francis Bacon, Robert Burton, Thomas Browne, and Thomas Traherne' (D.Phil. 2009).
As General Editor of the Oxford edition of the sermons of John Donne he is currently at work on a 16-volume edition of Donne's sermons, including two volumes by himself. He is also engaged by OUP in a biography of Lancelot Andrewes.
ed., with Hugh Adlington and Emma Rhatigan, The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon (OUP, 2011).
'Text and Context: John Donne's Sermon for the Funerals of Sir William Cokayne', in McCullough, Adlington and Rhatigan, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon (OUP, 2011)
'Andrewes: Liturgy, Music & Sermon', in Alec Ryrie, ed., Worship and the Parish Church (forthcoming, Ashgate, 2012)
'Donne and Court Chaplaincy' in Jeanne Shami et al eds., The Oxford Handbook of Donne Studies (OUP, 2011)
"Print, Publication, and Religious Politics in Caroline England", Historical Journal, vol. 51.2 (June 2008), 285-313
"Lancelot Andrewes's Transforming Passions", Huntington Library Quarterly, special issue, "Religion & Cultural Transformation in Early Modern England," vol. 71, no. 4 (2008)
"Christmas at Elsinore", Essays in Criticism, vol. 58, no. 4 (2008)
"Donne as Preacher", in The Cambridge Companion to John Donne, ed. Achsah Guibbory (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
ed., Lancelot Andrewes: Selected Sermons and Lectures (Oxford University Press, 2005).
ed., with Lori Anne Ferrell, The English Sermon Revised: New Studies in Early Modern Preaching (Manchester University Press, 2000).
Sermons at Court: Politics and Religion in Elizabethan and Jacobean Preaching (Cambridge University Press, 1998).
"Out of Egypt: Richard Fletcher's Sermon before Elizabeth I on the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots", in Julia Walker, ed., Dissing Elizabeth: Negative Representations of Gloriana (Duke University Press, 1998).
"Making Dead Men Speak: Laudianism, Print, and the Works of Lancelot Andrewes, 1626-1642", Historical Journal 41(1998).
"Lancelot Andrewes and Language", Anglican Theological Review 74 (1992).
Numerous entries for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.