MICHAEL Y. BENNETT is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he teaches courses on modern drama. He is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre and Literature of the Absurd (2015/Hb and Pb); Narrating the Past through Theatre (2012); Words, Space, and the Audience (2012/Pb 2016); and Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd (2011/Pb 2013). He is the editor of Oscar Wilde’s Society Plays (2015/Pb 2016); with Benjamin D. Carson, Eugene O’Neill’s One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives, (2012/Pb 2014); and Refiguring Oscar Wilde’s Salome (2011). He is also Series Editor of New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies. In addition, he was a UW System Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities in Spring 2014 and the recipient of the 2015 UW-Whitewater Award for Outstanding Research.
Currently, he is at work finishing three books. His edited collection, Edward Albee and Absurdism, will be published by Brill and is forthcoming late 2016. Another edited collection, Philosophy and Oscar Wilde, is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan, with an expected 2017 publication date. And his book, Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play, is under contract with Routledge.