Maik Stanitzke

Teaching Interests

Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Literature, Film and Media Studies, Literary Theory, Expository Writing, Effective Speaking

Research Interests

Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Literature, Film and Media Studies, Feminist Theory, Literary Theory, Psychoanalysis, Queer Theory, Poststructuralism

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association 2012 - Present
  • Modernist Studies Association 2012 - Present
  • Presentations

  • Stanitzke, M. (2023). “o When Confusion Remains: The Unreliable Narrator/Reader in Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day” Presented at the American Comparative Literature Association 2023 ACLA Annual Conference Chicago, IL
  • Stanitzke, M. (2022). “Are Mothers Essential in Sean Baker's The Florida Project (2017)?” Presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association Baltimore, Maryland
  • Stanitzke, M. (2022). “What Gives?: Labor and Exchange After Catastrophe” Presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association Baltimore, Maryland
  • Stanitzke, R. M. (2020). “Confessions of a Bad Reader: Aestheticizing Unreliability in Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day (1989) -- canceled due to COVID-19” Presented at the ACLA 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association Chicago, IL
  • Stanitzke, R. M. (2020). “Thinking the Unbearable” Presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Conference Boston, MA
  • Stanitzke, R. M. (2018). “Muscle Cars and the Drive to Freedom in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)” Presented at the American Comparative Literature Association 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association University of California at Los Angeles
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Course Coordinator for Multimodal Communication Committee 2022 - Present
  • Volunteer reader of placement essays for Expository Writing Summer Placement Essay Readers 2019 - 2019
  • University Service


  • Mentor (Faculty) for First Year Seminar 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for First Year Seminar 2019 - 2019