Chinitz, Michele


PhD Candidate


Research interests: 20th- and 21st-century anglophone literature; transnational modernisms; postcolonial studies; literature and the arts; affect and aesthetics; history of the novel.

My current research focuses on mediations of nationalism through music in twentieth- and twenty-first-century fictions. My teaching more broadly explores links between aesthetic experience and political imaginaries through narrative and media forms.

“Beckett in Stuttgart, 1977: Memory and the Aesthetics of Disunity in the Late Works.” Journal of Beckett Studies 27.2 (2018): 228-244.
“Their comedy nominator”: A Report on the James Joyce Summer School Dublin, Ireland, 2-7 July 2018.” James Joyce Quarterly 55.3-4 (2018): 279-282.

I am an Adjunct Lecturer at the City College of New York. Here, my teaching includes courses on World Humanities: Enlightenment-Present and Contemporary Anglophone Writers.

Previously, I taught the following topics at Brooklyn College: Composition I; Composition II (Music in Modern Literature); Composition II (Writing Deep Time); the Eighteenth-Century English Novel; and the Quest for Ethnic, National, and Cultural Identities in Literature.