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.

Courses taught by Michael Schmidt

Spring-Summer Term 2023 (future)

Winter Term 2023 (current)

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021