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Matthew B. Schultz

Director of the Writing Center

Matthew Schultz, Ph.D. is the Director of the Writing Center. He also co-chairs the Writing Subcommittee of the Committee on Curricular Policy and serves on the Media Studies Steering Committee. Matt earned his B.A. (2003) and M.A. (2005) in English Literature at John Caroll University and his Ph.D. in Anglophone Literature from Saint Louis University (2010) where he specialized in Irish Studies, Literary Modernism, and Postcolonial Theory. His teaching and research interests also include Comparative Literature, the Gothic, and Media Studies. Matt is currently writing a book-length project on Global Modernism and the poetics of disenchantment.

VASSAR COURSES

  • ENGL 101, The Rhetoric of Animal Liberation (2016)
  • ENGL 101, Wilde ... Yeats . Joyce .. Beckett (2015)
  • ENGL 101, The Great War and Literary Modernism (2014)
  • ENGL 101, Apocalyptic Rhetoric and the Walking Dead (2013)
  • ENGL 101, James Joyce’s Dublin (2012)
  • ENGL 298, Phenomenology of Literary Perception (2016)
  • ENGL 298, Fiction and Empathetic Consciousness (2015)
  • ENGL 298, Novel Writing (2015)
  • ENGL 298, Proust (2014)
  • ENGL 399, Ireland’s Women: Hauntings, Histories, and Horrors (2013)
  • ENGL 399, The Rhetoric of Literary Criticism (2012)
  • ENGL 399, First-Year Composition Course Design (2011)
  • MEDS 184, Postcolonial Star Wars: Resistance, Rebellion, and Death (2017-present; 2 sections)
  • MEDS 214, Process, Prose, and Pedagogy (2011-present; 7 sections)

PUBLICATIONS

   Books

  • We, The Wanted (under review)
  • On Coventry: A Novel (2015, Harvard Square Editions)
  • Haunted Historiographies: The Rhetoric of Ideology in Postcolonial Irish Fiction (2014, Manchester University Press)

   Articles

  • “Molly Bloom’s Nostalgic Reverie: A Phenomenology of Modernist Longing” (forthcoming Irish Studies Review)
  • “Revenant Modernisms and the Recurrence of Literary History.” International Journal of English Studies 17.1 (2017): 1-15.
  • “Teaching Multimodal Short Fiction: A Supernatural Gothic Tale.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 11/12.
  • “Recalibrating an Established Writing Center: From Supplementary Service to Academic Discipline.” The Writing Lab Newsletter 37.9-10 (May/June. 2013): 1-5.
  • “Irish L’humour Noir: Peter Foott’s The Carpenter and His Clumsy Wife.” ABEI Journal 15 (2013): 111-121.
  • “‘Arise, Sir Ghostus!’: Textual Spectrality and Finnegans Wake.” James Joyce Quarterly 49.2 (Winter 2012): 115-129.
  • “Narratives of Dispossession: The Persistence of Famine in Postcolonial Ireland.” Postcolonial Text 7.2 (2012): 1-19.
  • “‘Give it Welcome’: Gothic Inheritance and the Troubles in Contemporary Irish Fiction.” The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies 10 (Oct. 2011). http://irishgothichorrorjournal.homestead.com
  • “Synch or Swim: (Re)Assessing Asynchronous Online Writing Labs.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 8.1 (Fall 2010). (Nominated for the International Writing Center Association Best Article of 2010 Award)
  • “Investing Tutors in the Future of Writing Center Theory and Practice.” The Dangling Modifier 16.2 (Spring 2010). http://php.scripts.psu.edu/dept/ulc/Dangling_Modifier/index.php
  • “Toward a More Hybrid Discourse: Re-Evaluating (NNS) Client/Consultant Relationships.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 7.2 (Spring 2010). http://projects.uwc.utexas.edu/praxis/
  • “Irish Neutrality: Louis MacNeice’s Poetic Politics at the Outset of ‘The Emergency.’” ABEI Journal: The Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies 11 (2009): 165-182.
  • “Coalescing Oscar Wilde: Discussing Wilde’s Decadent Aesthetics Using His Essays, Fairy Tales, and Biography.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 9.2 (2009): 79-88.
  • “Aestheticism in the Poetry of W.B. Yeats: The Two Byzantium Poems.” Literature and Aesthetics 18.2 (2008): 229-250.
  • “Ritual Storytelling: Confessional Rhetoric in Synge, Yeats, and Joyce.” James Joyce Journal 14.2 (2008): 185-203.
  • “Intimate Rivalries: ‘A Love that Dare Not Speak Its Name’ in Joyce’s Exiles.” Hypermedia Joyce Studies 9.2 (2008). http://hjs.ff.cuni.cz/
  • “Künstlerpoetic Travel Narrative: Self-Narration and the Writing Process in George Bilgere’s ‘Cordell.’” The Explicator 67.1 (2008): 19-22.
  • “The Multiple Contexts of Joyce: Why New Historicism Works.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 7.2 (2007): 119-123.

   Reviews

  • Exiles: A Critical Edition by James Joyce. Edited by A. Nicholas Fargnoli and Michael Patrick Gillespie. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016. Irish Studies Review 25.2 (2017): 273-274.
  • “On Bloodborne’s Impenetrable Darkness: A Modernist Aesthetic” www.whyweplay.org (2015)
  • The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese by Mark T. Conard, Ed.” Film Criticism 33.1 (2008): 80-84.
  • Ireland: Space, Text, Time by Liam Harte, Yvonne Whelan, and Patrick Crotty, Eds.” James Joyce Quarterly 44.4 (2007): 829-831.

   Digital Projects