MICHAEL Y. BENNETT is an Associate Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In addition to being a past Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he is a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, where he was a Visiting Fellow. A theatre theorist and critic known for his work on absurd drama, philosophy of theatre, Edward Albee, and Oscar Wilde, he is the author or editor of a dozen books.
He is currently at work on three books: Between the Lines, a Philosophy of Theatre (Oxford University Press, under contract) and, as Editor, The Routledge Companion to Absurdist Literature (Routledge, under contract), and Philosophy, Analytic Aesthetics, and Theatre (Routledge, under contract).
In addition to being on the Advisory Boards of Comparative Drama and the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, he is the Editor of book series, Routledge Studies on Edward Albee and American Theatre, and is the Editor of the theatre studies generalist journal, Theatre & Performance Notes and Counternotes.