William Slaymaker
World Literature, Philosophy


William SlaymakerWilliam Slaymaker grew up in Indiana and Michigan where he received his undergraduate education (Western Michigan, English & German, 1968) and gradute degrees (Indiana Univ., Comparative Literature, Ph.D., 1975). He has taught a wide range of humanistic disciplines from German language and literature to Literary Theory and Philosophy. As a Comparatist he is interested in the intersections of literature and philosophy, and he likes to teach world literature and world philosophy. Most recently, he has been teaching and researching nature and environmental writers.


Slaymaker has published over a dozen articles on literature, literary theory and philosophy. His recent publication in the journal PMLA (Jan., 2001), demonstrates his interests in African literature and "ecocriticism." Much of his interest in Asia and Africa are linked to NEH Institutes he has attended and to his participation in world conferences that focus on cultures and literatures outside the U.S.

Slaymaker has taught in a variety of institutions in Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky prior to coming to Wayne State College in 1989.


Upcoming Events

Feb. 25-March 26

Teresa T. Schmidt, Drawing/Painting:

"The Line Defines"

Opening Reception

Feb. 25, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Nordstrand Gallery

Artist's Talk

Gardner Auditorium,

3:45-4:15 p.m.


March 24

Guest Artist Recital:

Matthew Driscoll, trombone, and

Abbie Brewer, piano

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


March 27

WSC Theatre Program Presents:

Bat Boy: The Musical

Black Box Theatre, 7 p.m.


March 28

Brittney Pfund, flute, and

Alec Nielsen, trombone

Ley Theatre, 1:00 p.m.


March 28

Miranda Musgrave, piano

Ley Theatre, 3:30 p.m.


March 28

WSC Theatre Program Presents:

Bat Boy: The Musical

Black Box Theatre, 7 p.m.

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