Micah Mattix, PhD

Micah Mattix


Office Address: UAC 100
Phone: (336) 982-4946

Assistant Professor of Literature 


  • B.A. in Economics, North Carolina State University
  • M.A. in English, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. des lettres. English, University of Fribourg

Courses Taught

Writing for Wisdom I and II
Great Works of Western Literature I and II
American Literature I and II
Twentieth Century Literature
Contemporary Art Movements
Blogging and the Online Essay
Creative Non-Fiction

Teaching Focus

Primary interests are in essay and review writing, twentieth century American literature, world literature and critical and literary theory. Secondary interests are in colonial American literature and Walker Percy.


Dr. Mattix's essays and reviews have appeared in many national and international publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Times, Pleiades, The New Atlantis, Books & Culture, First Things, and others. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in New Literary History and Notes on Contemporary Literature, among others. He is the author of Frank O'Hara and the Poetics of Saying 'I' (Rowman and Littlefield) and a chapter on Walker Percy in The Political Companion to Walker Percy (University of Kentucky Press).

Additional Information

Dr. Mattix is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and is a Contributing Editor at The American Conservative. He also edits a popular daily newsletter on books and art called Prufrock.
Prior to joining HBU, he taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University. He and his wife have four children, two dogs, and three cats.