Cobb, Michael

Michael Cobb teaches courses in American literature, queer literature, queer theory, literary theory, and critical race theory.  In addition to his primary appointment in the Department of English, he is also cross-appointed to University College, the Centre for the Study of Religion, the Drama Centre, and the Women and Gender Studies Institute.  He’s also an affiliated faculty member at the Centre for the Study of the United States and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. Michael was awarded the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009.

Areas of Research:

  • American Literature
  • Aspects of Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Sexual Diversity Studies
  • Critical Race Theory

Selected Publications:

(forthcoming). Alone: Singles, Couples, and the Philanthropic Individual
(forthcoming). Pioneer Sex
2006. God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence
2005. Racial Blasphemies: Religious Irreverence and Race in American Literature

Contact Information:

Department of English
BA (Colby College), MA (Univ. of Chicago); MA, PhD (Cornell)
170 St. George St, Room 913
tel: (416) 946-0352