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

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.

He is the author of Haunted Historiographies: The Rhetoric of Ideology in Postcolonial Irish Fiction (2014) and Joycean Arcana: Ulysses and the Tarot de Marseille (2020). Matt also edited Postcolonial Star Wars: Essays on Empire and Rebellion in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (2020), and his numerous essays on Irish literary history have appeared in journals like Irish Studies Review, James Joyce Quarterly, Postcolonial Text, and Literature & Aesthetics. He has published two novels––On Coventry (2015) and We, The Wanted (2021). Additionally, his poetry and short fiction have appeared in such journals as Thrush, Eunoia Review, and Aethlon.

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


Departments and Programs


  • ENGL 101: The Art of Reading and Writing
  • ENGL 205: Introductory Creative Writing
  • MEDS 214: Process, Prose, Pedagogy