Matthew Schultz

Director of the Writing Center and Adjunct Associate Professor of English
Matt Schultz

Matthew Schultz is the Director of the Writing Center and Adjunct Associate Professor of English. He earned both his B.A. and M.A. in English Literature at John Carroll University and his Ph.D. in English Literature from Saint Louis University where he specialized in Irish Studies, Literary Modernism, and Postcolonial Theory.

Matt is the author of Haunted Historiographies: The Rhetoric of Ideology in Postcolonial Irish Fiction (Manchester University Press, 2014) and Joycean Arcana: Ulysses and the Tarot de Marseille (EyeCorner Press 2020). He also edited Postcolonial Star Wars: Essays on Empire and Rebellion in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2020). His essays on Irish literary history have appeared in journals like Irish Studies Review, James Joyce Quarterly, Postcolonial Text, and Literature & Aesthetics.

Additionally, Matt has published two novels—On Coventry (Harvard Square Editions, 2015) and We, The Wanted (John Hunt Publishing 2021)—and he has a number of forthcoming poetry collections including a chapbook from 2River Press as well as a chapbook and full-length collection from ELJ Editions (2022).

Matt’s teaching and research interests include Irish Studies, Literary Modernism, Comparative Literature, Genre and Media Studies, Esoterica, and Creative Writing.

At Vassar since 2011


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Departments and Programs


ENGL 101 The Art of Reading and Writing