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Michael J Drexler (Ph.D. Brown University) is an Associate Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies in English, who teaches courses on early and 19th Century American literature. He writes about the material and cultural legacy of colonialism and enslavement in post-revolutionary America. His interests include psychoanalytic literary method, Marxist cultural theory, and race studies.
His co-authored book (with Ed White), The Traumatic Colonel; or The Burr of American Literature is forthcoming from NYU Press. And he has edited a collection on Haiti and the Early United States that will be published by University of Pennsylvania Press next year (with Elizabeth M. Dillon). He is also editor of the novels of Leonora Sansay and collaborates on the Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown. His collection Beyond Douglass: New Perspectives in Early African American Literature (with Ed White), was named an Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE in 2009. A complete cv can be found on his personal website with links to several open access essays.
"Leonora Sansay's Anatopic Imagination," Urban Identity and the Atlantic World (Palgrave, 2012).
"Those 'Old Colonial Establishments' and The New Negro: The Problem of Slavery in the Career of William Dunlap," LEAR (2011).
"Hurricanes and Revolutions," Early American Cartographies, (UNC Press, 2011).