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Michael Warner

Born: c. 1958

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [2]
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fear of a Queer Planet

[1] From Interview magazine, July, 2001: "Back in 1981 I was a recent graduate of Oral Roberts University -- I had a very Pentecostal upbringing, so in my case, [AIDS] seemed to confirm the idea that there was a judgment on gays from God." He wrote in the Voice Literary Supplement, 1993, "From the religious vantage of my childhood and adolescence, I am one of Satan's agents. From my current vantage, that former self was exotically superstitious."

[2] Ibid.

    University: BA, Oral Roberts University
    University: MA, University of Wisconsin at Madison
    University: PhD, Johns Hopkins University (1985)
    Professor: Rutgers University

Author of books:
The Letters of the Republic (1992)
Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory (1993)
The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800 (1996, with Myra Jehlen)
The Trouble With Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life (2000)
Publics and Counterpublics (2002)

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