BiographyCurrently, William Schultz is a Professor in the Philosophy of Literature and Culture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He regularly teaches literary theory and the critical theory of culture. He has published five books; the two most recent are in the theory of creative writing. He has presented research papers in more than ten countries. He is working on a theory of literary progress using the works of Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Shelley as examples. He is also working on a theory of the progress in twentieth-century philosophy, considering the development of ideas through these figures: Ernst Cassirer, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Francois Lyotard, and Jean Baudrillard. Both the literary and the philosophical research interests contribute to an idea of human progress based on cultural genetic codes, which appear to function as hyper-formations in relation to the biological genetic code in DNA. ormations of their biological origins in genetic codes.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Theory of Literature
Critical Theory of Culture
Cassirer and Langer on Myth: An Introduction. Theorists of Myth Series. Routledge, 2000. 380 pages. Paperback: ISBN 9781138969926. Hardback: ISBN 978-0815324652
Genetic Codes of Culture? The Deconstruction of Tradition by Kuhn, Bloom, and Derrida. Literary Theory Series. Routledge, 1994. 610 pages. Hardback: ISBN 9781138689763
Jacques Derrida: An Annotated Primary and Secondary Bibliography. Edited by William Schultz, Lewis L.B. Fried. Routledge, 1992. 882 pages. Hardback: ISBN 9781138204058.