Michael Bibler

Michael P. Bibler currently teaches at Northumbria University in England and will be starting as associate professor of Southern studies at Louisiana State University in August 2013. He is author of the book Cotton’s Queer Relations: Same-Sex Intimacy and the Literature of the Southern Plantation, 1936–1968 (University of Virginia Press, 2009) and is co-editor of the essay collection Just Below South: Intercultural Performance in the Caribbean and the U.S. South (University of Virginia Press, 2007) and of the new edition of Arna Bontemps’s 1936 novel Drums at Dusk (LSU Press, 2007). He has also written about the 1949 modern dance adaptation of As I Lay Dying by Valerie Bettis, and he is currently working on a book about the literature, films, and plays of Truman Capote.