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Michael J. Drexler (Ph.D. Brown University) is an Associate Professor of English. He teaches courses on early American literature and the cultures of colonial contact, exploration, and settlement. His research interests concern the material and cultural legacy of colonialism in post revolutionary America.
He recently completed a critical edition of the novels of Leonora Sansay (Broadview Press, 2007). He has also published in American Literary History, Modern Language Studies, and the collection Messy Beginnings: Postcoloniality and Early American Studies (Rutgers UP, 2003). He is currently working on a book entitled "The Traumatic Colonel," which is about Aaron Burr and the structure of Early Republican fantasy.
Colonial and Early National American Literature.
Current Projects and Research Interests
Beyond Douglass: New Perspectives in Early African American Literature (with Ed White), Bucknell UP.
The Traumatic Colonel, book ms in progress.
Leonora Sansay's Secret History; or the Horrors of St. Domingo and Laura, Broadview Press, 2007.
(With Ed White) "Colonial Studies 3," American Literary History 16.4 (2004): 728-57.