Scholars on the Road

The award-winning Scholars on the Road Lecture Series brings the fascinating research of the College’s faculty experts to alumni audiences in Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Rochester, Buffalo and beyond. From the arts to the humanities and the social sciences, this series represents the incredibly diverse disciplines the College of Arts and Sciences comprises.

The Scholars on the Road Lecture Series events are open to alumni and feature a reception as part of the program.

Spring 2018 Lineup

From Alexander the Great to Kim Kardashian: A Brief History of Fame and Celebrity
Thursday, March 15 | Rochester, NY
Professor David Schmid, UB Department of English

Registration coming soon

Meet the Scholar

Professor David Schmid

About Professor Schmid

David Schmid was born and raised in England, where he completed a BA in English Literature at Oxford University and an MA in Critical Theory at the University of Sussex before moving to California to do his PhD in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of English, where he teaches courses in British and American fiction, cultural studies, and popular culture. He has published on a variety of subjects, including the nonfiction novel, celebrity, film adaptation, Dracula, and crime fiction, but much of his work focuses on violence and popular culture. He is the author of Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture, the co-author of Zombie Talk: Culture, History, Politics, the editor of Violence in American Popular Culture, and the co-editor of Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction: A World of Crime. Most recently, he recorded a series of video lectures for The Learning Company entitled The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction. He is currently completing a book manuscript with the working title From the Locked Room to the Globe: Space in Crime Fiction.