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David Schmid

Associate Professor David Schmid

Associate Professor
Office: 401 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-0679
E-mail address:


cultural studies, popular culture, 20th-century and contemporary British and American fiction

Current Courses

Spring 2015

Eng 356 - Popular Culture

T Th           9:30 - 10:50
Reg. No. 23133

Eng 400 - Honors: Celebrity Culture

T Th              2:00 - 3:20
Reg. No. 21484

Fall 2014

MWF     9:00 - 9:50
Reg. No. 22473

Monday 12:30-3:10, Clemens 538
Registration Numbers:  (A) 22501   (B)  22502

Works in Progress

  • From the Locked Room to the Globe: Space in Crime Fiction (monograph)
  • Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction (edited collection)
  • Violence in American Popular Culture (edited collection)

Selected Publications

  • Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture (University of Chicago Press 2005).
  • "From the Locked Room to the Globe: Space in Crime Fiction." Cross-Cultural Connections in Crime Fictions. Ed Vivien Miller and Helen Oakley. Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming 2012).
  • “The Saw franchise and the representation of terror in post-9/11 American film.” Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 1.3 (Nov. 2011): 341-348.
  • "The Unusual Suspects: Celebrity, Conspiracy, and Objective Violence in Glamorama." Bret Easton Ellis: American Psycho, Glamorama and Lunar Park. Ed. Naomi Mandel. London: Continuum, 2011. 69-83.
  • "The Nonfiction Novel." The Cambridge History of the American Novel. Ed. Leonard Cassuto, Claire Eby and Benjamin Reiss. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. 986-1001.
  • "A Philosophy of Serial Killing: Sade, Nietzsche, and Brady at the Gates of Janus." Serial Killers and Philosophy. Ed. Sara Waller. Oxford: Blackwell, 2010. 29-40.
  • "True Crime." A Companion to Crime Fiction. Ed. Charles Rzepka and Lee Horsley. Oxford: Blackwell, 2010. 198-210
  • "The Devil You Know: Dexter and the 'Goodness' of American Serial Killing." Dexter: Investigating Cutting Edge Television. Ed Douglas Howard. London: I.B. Tauris, 2010. 132-142, 253-4.