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 3

WSC Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


March 4

Christie Beard, flute, and

Christi Zuniga, piano

Masterclass: Peterson Fine Arts Room 10,

2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Guest Recital: Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


March 5

Plains Writers Series,

Humanities Lounge, TBA

Poetry Slam, Max Bar & Grill, 7:00 p.m.


March 9

Mid-States Band Clinic

Ramsey Theatre, 7 p.m.


March 10

WSC Middle School

Music Festival

Peterson Fine Arts,

All Day

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