My Story

I specialize in late-nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature and Anglophone postcolonial literature (that is, English-language literature from former territories of the British Empire). Along with courses within these fields, I teach Introduction to Poetry, Literature and Philosophy, Modernism, and Literature and War. I recently developed a course titled The Music of Poetry and the Poetry of Music. In addition to presenting papers and chairing panels at scholarly conferences around the country, I have published articles on Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Anita Desai, and David Lodge and written introductory essays and notes for the Barnes and Noble Classics editions of “Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction” and “Lord Jim,” both by Joseph Conrad. At Warren Wilson, I’ve co-founded the Faculty Seminar, an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of faculty scholarship and creative work, and presented my research on contemporary American white supremacist literature at its inaugural meeting. I’m a member of the undergraduate English Department and have been awarded fellowships by the Appalachian College Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. I enjoy traveling, playing piano, and spending time with my family.

A. Michael Matin


  • B.A. Vassar College
  • M.A. MPhil
  • Ph.D. Columbia University

Research Interests

  • pre-1914 British invasion-scare literature (a propagandistic genre that envisions England subjected to conditions of the sort it imposed throughout the British Empire)

Courses Taught

  • ENG 2800: Literature and War
  • ENG 3390: Modernism
  • ENG 3470: Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

Crews and Other Activities

  • Co-founder and co-organizer of the interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar (a forum for the presentation of faculty scholarship and creative work)
  • Member of the Asheville Area Piano Forum

Contact Dr. Matin

(828) 771-2015
Jensen 211
WWC CPO 6115

PO Box 9000

Asheville, NC 28815-9000
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