COBB, MICHAEL Contact Areas of Interest

Cobb, Michael
Department of English
170 St George Street, Room 913
Toronto, ON  M5S 3G3
t: 416-946-0352
  • American Literature
  • Aspects of Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Sexual Diversity Studies
  • Critical Race Theory


BA (Colby College), MA (University of Chicago), MA, PhD (Cornell)

In addition to his primary appointment in the Department of English, Michael Cobb is also cross-appointed to University College, the Department 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.

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