Michael Krasny

Krasny, Michael
(415) 338-2118
Building: Humanities
Room Number: 557
By Appointment


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. 

20th C. American fiction and drama; ethnic American and world literature Professor Krasny teaches short story and courses on modern and contemporary American literature including ethnic American literature as well as transatlantic modern drama and literary theory. He also taught course on writers Raymond Carver and Harold Pinter. He has been at San Francisco State since 1970 and is a widely published critic and scholar. His book Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life was published in 2007 by Stanford University Press. He hosts local National Public Radio program called Forum and has since 1993. He is co-author, with M.S. Sokolik, of Sound Ideas (published by McGraw-Hill 2009) and the author of Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest (published by New World Library 2011). Krasny is also presently teaching Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Literature.