Charlie Gleek is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in the Comparative Studies Program
at Florida Atlantic University
, under the co-direction of Dr. Taylor Hagood
and Dr. Marcella Munson
. Overtly interdisciplinary by training, Charlie’s scholarly concentration focuses on the print culture of southern literature during the late-capitalist period. His dissertation project, “Southern Fringes: Literary Magazines, Paratext, and Larry Brown’s Short Fiction,” draws on bibliographic and book history methods and post-critique reading practices to demonstrate the significance varieties of southernness are found beyond literary representation in the paratext and material features of bibliographic documents. Charlie’s recently published work appears in The Chattahoochee Review
, Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical Inquiry
, i.e.: inquiry in education
, and on Humanities Commons
Charlie’s teaching interests intersect across the following areas: American Literature and History, Anglophone World Literature and History, Artists’ Books and Book Arts, History of the Book and Print Culture, Literary and Cultural Studies, Multicultural Literature and History, New Southern Literature, Culture, and History, Postcolonial Literature and History, and Rhetoric and Composition.Charlie’s most recent teaching experience includes undergraduate courses in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters’ Interdisciplinary Studies program, the Department of English, and the Department of History. Charlie also works as a Program Assistant in the College’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Charlie Gleek is a veteran academic professional with more than fifteen years of research, classroom, and administrative experience in universities, secondary schools, not-for-profit, and professional organizations around the world. On the job market for the 2020-21 academic year
, Charlie is looking to work in collaborative scholarly environments: from arts-focused, early-collegiate, or globally-oriented secondary educational institutions to university departments with innovative American Studies, Ethnic and Multicultural Studies, English and Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies programs. Current versions of Charlie’s application materials are available upon request
Charlie’s range of interests and experiences fall well outside academia. A musician since childhood, he toured internationally and recorded as a member of the American Boychoir under the direction of James Litton. Charlie’s contemporary musical projects, recordings, and performances in warehouses and homes, bars and pubs, to dedicated concert venues and summer touring festivals, spans more than three decades of work, including his current role as drummer and bassist in bands made up of Florida Atlantic University College of Arts and Letters faculty members. Before coming to academia, Charlie worked as a landscaper, on loading docks, and in warehouses, on retail floors, and as a line cook: working-class experiences that inform both his scholarship and pedagogy. Charlie lives with his wife Kate Schmitt
, their two daughters, and their dog Maddie in Boca Raton, FL.
“This is It: A Review of Larry Brown’s Tiny Love: The Complete Stories,” The Chattahoochee Review
40, no. 1 (Spring 2020).
“Kant We Hegel Our Way Out of This? The Problem of People in Postcolonial Studies.” Penumbra
5, (2018) https://unionpenumbra.org/article/kant-we-hegel-our-way-out-of-this-the-problem-of-people-in-postcolonial-studies/
“Understanding Student Engagement During Simulations in IB Global Politics.” i.e.: inquiry in education
, vol. 7, no. 1 (2015) http://digitalcommons.nl.edu/ie/vol7/iss1/6
(with Robert P. Watson, Anthony J. Eksterowicz, & Sarah B. Andrews) “Treatment of the electoral college in American government and presidential textbooks.” White House Studies
, vol. 4, no. 3 (2004).
(with Robert P. Watson and Michael Grillo) Presidential Doctrines: National Security from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush
. NY: Nova Science, 2003.
(with Rob Murphy) Pearson Baccalaureate Essentials: Global Politics
, Pearson Education, 2016.
“Teachers as Researchers: Changing the Dynamics of Professional Development.” Education Week: Work in Progress
, 4 February 2015, http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/work_in_progress/2015/02/teachers_as_researchers_changi.html