Michael Warner

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Seymour H Knox Prof English; Prof English & American Studies; Chn English
63 High St, New Haven, CT 06511-6642

Michael Warner is Seymour H. Knox Professor of English, Professor of American Studies, and Chair of the Department of English, with diverse interests in colonial and antebellum America, social theory, media studies, queer theory and politics. He is currently at work on a study of secularism, including the theoretical understanding of secularism in the present, a historical inquiry into the development of secularism in America, and reflection on the relations between sexuality and secularity. With Craig Calhoun and Jonathan VanAntwerpen, he is coediting a volume titled Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age. Among his other books are The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America (1990); Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory (1993); The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life (1999); American Sermons (1999); Publics and Counterpublics (2002); The Portable Walt Whitman (2003); and with Myra Jehlen, The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800 (1997).