2e Past Directors Michael WarnerMichael Warner was the Board of Governor’s Professor of English at Rutgers University. He specializes in early American literature and print culture, queer theory, new media, and secularism. He is the author of The Letters of the Republic (1990), The Trouble with Normal (1999), and Publics and Counterpublics (2002), and he has edited and co-edited numerous books, including Fear of a Queer Planet (1993), The English Literatures of America: 1500-1800 (1997), and Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age (2010). The recipient of numerous awards and prizes, Professor Warner is currently the Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University.