Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt

Adjunct Lecturer

m.schmidt@wayne.edu

Michael Schmidt

Department

English | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program

I am a lecturer in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and Department of English. My research interests include twentieth century American literature, literary theory, Marxism, forms of community, and gender and sexuality. My work has appeared in several journals and the anthology Modernism and Unreadability (Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée). And I am currently editing a manuscript where I explore queer aesthetic innovation as an engagement with the uneven terrain of sexual history and global capital.

In addition to WSU, I also teach in the Liberal Arts Department at the College for Creative Studies. My courses there cover theories of aesthetics and representation, world literature, and composition.

Education

  • PhD English, Wayne State University, 2013

Selected publications

Nightwood as a Way of Life.” Feminist Modernist Studies 2.1 (2019): 104-120.

“A Materialist Desire in The Young and Evil.” Studies in American Fiction 48.2 (2018): 213-233.

“Cruising Henry James: The Scene of Queer Sociality as a Critique of Capital.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 22.1 (2016): 81-108.

Currently teaching

  •  GSW 2500: Humanities Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Women (3 credits)

  •  GSW 5200/7200: Feminist, Gender, and Queer Theory (3 credits)

Courses taught

ENG 5035: Topics in Gender and Sexuality -- modernisms and sexualities (3 credits, Summer 2020)

GSW 2500: Humanities Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Women (3 credits, Spring 2020)