Michael Filas's teaching and writing focus on 20th century American literature, creative writing, particularly fiction, and cultural studies. He often directs Senior Honors Projects & Graduate Capstones. His publications and conference presentations engage with themes related to medical humanities, post-evolution, and formal experimentation in prose. Michael, along with Professor George Layng, coordinates the English Department's Internship program.
- Ph.D. in American Literature and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, 2001
- M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction, San Diego State University, 1996
- B.A. in Business Administration, Long Beach State University, 1985
- English 217 American Literature Since 1865
- English 323 The American Novel
- English 297 Postmodernism
- English 631 American Postmodernism (Graduate)
- English 622 American Realism (Graduate)
- English 335 Advanced Prose
- English 345 Writing Fiction
- English 246 Creative Writing
Cultural Studies and Film:
- English 240 Cultural Studies
- English 297 Post-Evolution (honors)
- English 108 Introduction to Film
- Society for Literature Science and the Arts
- Associated Writers and Writing Programs
- WSU English Department Internship Coordinator
- Former Review Editor, The Information Society
- Past Chair, Technology Division, Cultural Studies Association
- "Sentiment and Fruit Trees" in GreenPrints. Winter 2017-18.
- "Galileo's Wake" in The Writing Disorder. Winter 2015-16.
- "When the Days Were Getting Longer" in Cybersoleil v 10. 2014.
- "My Dinner With Stelarc: A Review of Techno-flesh Hybridity in Art" in The Information Society: An International Journal v 29:5. 2013. 287-296.
- "The Lyrica Cantos I-III" in Specs v 5. Outsourcing. 2013. 27-37.
- "The Lyrica Cantos IV-VII" in Eleven Eleven v 12. Winter 2012.
- "The Lyrica Cantos VIII-X" in Passages North v 34. 2013.
- "The Lyrica Cantos XI-XIII" in Fiction International v 46. November 2013.
- "Personal Life Outsourced" with Alexis Goolkasian in Specs v. 5. Outsourcing. 2013.