Professor Matthew Lau - English
B.A. Literature, 2001, University of California, Santa Cruz
B.M. Music, 2001, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ph.D. English, 2011, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey
Research and Interests
My writings have appeared in Comparative Literature, the International Journal of the Kafka Society of America, and Positions: Asia Critique. I have written for the websites Lacan.com and Jacobinmag.com. My book on film music, Sounds like Helicopters: Classical Music in Modernist Cinema, was published by SUNY Press in 2019. My fellowships include one at CUNY's Center for Place, Culture, and Politics and a Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship. Away from academia, I am a violinist with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn.
Visit my academia.edu profile to read my publications.