Matthew Knip

Doctoral Candidate at CUNY Graduate Center

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Positions
  • 3-year adjunct appointmentEnglishHunter College
Education

Ph.D. English, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, expected June 2018.
Dissertation: Before Melville’s Masts: Sex in the Age of Sail
Committee: Wayne Koestenbaum (chair), Sarah Chinn, Mario DiGangi, Eric Lott.
M. Phil. English with Distinction, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2014.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles
“Homosocial Desire and Erotic Communitas in Melville’s Imaginary: The Evidence of VanBuskirk.” ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture 62:2 (2016):355-414.
Web-Based Publications
“Cooper’s Heroic David Gamut.” James Fenimore Cooper: His Country and His Art Papers from the 2007 Cooper Seminar No. 16.
http://external.oneonta.edu/cooper/articles/suny/2007suny-knip.html
Digital Humanities
The Philip C. Van Buskirk Archive
https://vanbuskirk.commons.gc.cuny.edu/
Manuscripts in Submission
“Erotic Potpourri: Sex Stories from the 1852 Journal of Philip C. Van Buskirk” at Leviathan:A Journal of Melville Studies.

teaching experience

Courses Taught at Hunter College, CUNY:

Special Topics Courses

Dissident Desires and Pleasures in New York’s Queer Underworld (1 section)

Survey Courses
Literary Theory and Criticism (20 sections)
Survey of American Literature: Origins to the Civil War (11 sections)
Survey of British Literature: Anglo-Saxon to Romanticism (6 sections)
Writing about Literature (5 sections)
American Literature 1865 to 1914 (2 sections)

Introduction to Literary Studies (thematized as follows:)
Dissident Desires and Pleasures in New York’s Queer Underworld (1 section)
Orgiastic Impulses in American Literature from Irving to Delany (2 sections)
Sex, Desire, and Identity in Literature and Theory (3 sections)
Human and Non-Human Animals in Relationship (1 section)

Theory and Practice of Expository Writing (1 section)
Western Literary Backgrounds (1 section)

Course Taught at Lehman College, CUNY:
American Literature (1 section)

grants and fellowships

2017 PSC/CUNY Adjunct-CET Professional Development Grant
2017 CUNY Graduate Center Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant
2016 CUNY Graduate Center Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant
2014-15 Calder Dissertation Year Fellowship
2009-12 Hunter College Grad-A Fellowship
2004-09 Graduate Center Chancellor’s Fellowship

conferences and talks

Invited Talks
2018 Forthcoming: “Class, Intimacy, and Identity in the Journals of Philip C. Van Buskirk,”
University of Washington Libraries, date to be determined

Presentations
2017 “Erotic (Dis)Identification in the Journals of Philip C. Van Buskirk,” Pedagogies of Dissent, American Studies Association, November, 12.
2017 “Historicizing Melville’s Queer, Trans-Atlantic Labyrinth,” Melville’s Crossings, The
International Melville Society Conference, London, UK, June 27.
2016 “Class, Intimacy, and Identity in the Journals of Philip C. Van Buskirk,” MMLA, St. Louis, November 9.
2014 “Pirate Heterotopias and the Black Atlantic,” Currents of the Black Atlantic: On the Genealogies and Futures of Diasporic Inquiry, CUNY Graduate Center, March 14.
2007 “Cooper’s Heroic David Gamut,” 16th Cooper Conference and Seminar, The Coopers’ Worlds: Literature and the Formation of a New American Paradigm, SUNY Oneonta, July 9.
2005 “Chaucer’s Queer Theologian and the Power of the Imagination,” The First
Ralahine Conference on Utopian Studies, Exploring the Utopian Impulse, University
of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, March 12.

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