MICHAEL Y. BENNETT is an Associate Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He will also 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, his work on the philosophy of theatre, and his work on Oscar Wilde, he is the author or editor of eleven books in the fields of drama, theatre, and performance studies.

In addition to being on the Advisory Boards of Comparative Drama and the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and serving on the Board of Directors of The Edward Albee Society, he is the Editor of New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies. He received the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Outstanding Research Award in 2015. He is currently at work on a book exploring theatre and performance through epistemological questions concerning other minds, entitled The Problems of Viewing Performance: Theatre, Performance, and Other Minds (under contract, Routledge).



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