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

April 20-August 31

WSC Juried Student Exhibit

Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery

Opening Reception:

April 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m.


April 23

Woodwind Ensembles

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


April 23

Prints and Pots: Silent Auction for WSC Art & Design Department

Geno's Steakhouse,

7:00-9:00 p.m.


April 25

Meghan Taylor, clarinet, and Ashley Oltman, saxophone

Ley Theatre, 1:00 p.m.


April 25

Jake Anderson, tuba, and Molly Schroeder, flute

Ley Theatre, 3:00 p.m.


April 26

Jed O'Leary Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert

Majestic Theatre,

6:00 p.m.


April 27

WSC Concert Choir

and Chorale

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

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