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Michael Kicey

Associate Librarian for the Humanities

Pronouns: they/them

424 Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-7744

Department Liaison

Classics, Comparative Literature, History, Jewish Thought, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Education and Training

  • MSLIS, Syracuse University, 2016
  • PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, 2010
  • BA, German, Franklin & Marshall College, 2001


“Ordinary beauty: An unashamed manifesto for LibGuides.” The Journal of Creative Library Practice, 29 November 2021.

With Jessica Clemons, "Augmented Reading: Digital Libraries as Proponents of Digital Humanities." In: Transformative Digital Humanities, ed. Mary M. Balkun & Marta M. Deyrup. New York: Routledge, 2020. 55-64.

"Translating Proust." Fiction and Film for Scholars of France: A Cultural Bulletin 10.2 (2020). (Open Access)

"The Art of Asking and Answering: Events, Things, and Librarianship in the Disciplines." Journal of New Librarianship 4.1 (2019): 95-117. (Open Access)

“Road to Nowhere: The Mobility of Oedipus and the Task of Interpretation.” American Journal of Philology 135 (2014): 29-55.

“Hard Saying: Language and Teaching in Augustine and Kierkegaard.” Diacritics 41.4 (2013): 112-136.

With Dean Hammer, “Simone Weil’s Iliad: The Power of Words.” The Review of Politics 72.1 (2010): 79-96.


  • The present and future of reading
  • Open access and open educational resources
  • Structures and practices of research
  • Buddhism
  • Ancient Greek & Latin; classical culture, history, literature, and philosophy; classical reception
  • French & German culture, history, literature, and philosophy
  • Continental philosophy, modern/contemporary literary & political theory

Professional Memberships

  • American Classical League (ACL)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS)
  • Classical Association of the Empire State (CAES)
  • Society for Classical Studies (SCS)