Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt

Academic Services Officer II & Student Engagement Coordinator
Adjunct Lecturer

313-577-6331

m.schmidt@wayne.edu

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program (GSW)
Wayne State University
5057 Woodward, 9th floor, room 9204.3
Detroit, MI 48202

Michael Schmidt

Department

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program

I am an advisor and student engagement coordinator with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program (GSW). In addition to my administrative work, I am also a part-time lecturer for the GSW 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.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

 20th Century American literature, literary theory, Marxism, forms of community, and gender and sexuality

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)

GSW 2500: Humanities Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Women (3 credits, Fall 2021)

GSW 5200/7200: Feminist, Gender, and Queer Theory (3 credits, Fall 2021)

ENG 5035: Topics in Gender and Sexuality -- modernisms and sexualities (3 credits, Summer 2021)

GSW 2500: Humanities Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Women (3 credits, Spring 2021)