Krystyna Michael’s teaching and research focuses on 19th and 20th century American literature, domestic design, urban planning, gender studies, psychoanalysis and the digital humanities. She is interested in the impact of modernity and urbanization on subjetivity and its manifestation in literary and cultural forms. She has taught literature, American Studies and composition at CUNY’s Baruch and Queens Colleges as well as for the School of Professional Studies. Michael was the recipient of the 2013 Edith Wharton Essay Prize and her articles and reviews have appeared in The Edith Wharton Review, Postmedieval and The Journal of American Studies.
Teaching and Research Interests
19th and 20th century American literature; the city; domestic literature and ideology; domestic design and urban planning; architecture; sentimentality; realism; psychoanalysis; gender studies; critical theory; digital humanitites and pedagogy
B.A. Literary Studies, University of Toronto, 2007 M.A. Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center, 2011 M.Phil. Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center, 2014