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Michael Bennett
Associate Professor

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MICHAEL Y. BENNETT is Associate Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He will be a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, where he will be a Visiting Fellow in 2020. Known for his work on absurd drama; on the philosophy of theatre; and on Oscar Wilde; he is the author or editor of eleven books.

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.A. The George Washington University (The University Honors Program; Phi Beta Kappa)

Books (Monographs)
  • Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Routledge 2018)
  • Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play, Foreword by Marvin Carlson, Afterword by James R. Hamilton (Routledge 2017)
  • The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre and Literature of the Absurd (Cambridge University Press 2015) (Hb & Pb)
  • Narrating the Past through Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan 2012)
  • Words, Space, and the Audience: The Theatrical Tension between Empiricism and Rationalism (Palgrave Macmillan 2012)/(Pb 2016)
  • Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd (Palgrave Macmillan 2011)/(Pb 2013)

Edited Books

  • Philosophy and Oscar Wilde (Palgrave Macmillan 2017)
  • Edward Albee and Absurdism (Brill 2017)
  • Oscar Wilde's Society Plays (Palgrave Macmillan 2015)
  • Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan 2012)/(Pb 2014) (co-edited with Benjamin D. Carson)
  • Refiguring Oscar Wilde’s Salome (Rodopi 2011)