Matt Garite

Matt Garite

Assistant Teaching Professor, Literature


Office: C5E Tribble Hall

Phone: (336) 758-7243



PhD University at Buffalo

  • Dissertation: “Green Futures: A Cultural History of Ecotopia from the Cold War to the Present”

MA Syracuse University

BA Syracuse University

Areas of Interest

Post-WWII American Literature

Science Fiction


Marxism & Ecocriticism

Critical Theory

Cultural Studies

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

ENG 150: Literature Interprets the World

Selected Publications

“Tomorrowland and Its Discontents: Corporate Utopianism in the American Century.” The Next Generation: Emerging Voices in Utopian Studies. Ed. Phillip E. Wegner. Oxford: Peter Lang, (forthcoming).

“Confessions of an Apostate.” Pacts and Invocations: Magic and Ritual in Contemporary Art. Exhibition Catalog. Spartanburg Art Museum. 2016.

“What Does Transparency Look Like?” Plot. 2015.

“Notes Toward an Essay on Lip Service.” P-QUEUE Volume 3. 2006.

“The Ideology of Interactivity (Or, Videogames and the Taylorization of Leisure).” LEVEL UP Digital Games Conference Proceedings. Eds. Marinka Copier and Joost Raessens. DIGRA: 2003.

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