Walter Benn Michaels

601 South Morgan Street (MC 162)
University Hall, Suite 1901
Chicago, IL 60607
Fax: 312.413.1005
Curriculum Vitae

American literature, literary theory

Walter Benn Michaels is just completing a project, The Shape of the Signifier, on literary and theoretical writing since 1967. His new project - its working title is "The Beauty of a Social Problem" - will be about art and inequality between WWI and WWII, and his teaching over the next few years will probably focus on this period while continuing to engage the issues raised by some more recent texts.


The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality
Holt Paperbacks; Reprint edition
Published: July 24, 2007
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The Shape of the Signifier: 1967 to the End of History
Princeton University Press; New Ed edition
Published: October 9, 2006
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Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
Duke University Press
Published: August 1997
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