Department of English - UC Santa Barbara
William Warner is a Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1997. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1977, and has also taught at the State University of New York, Buffalo. His central interests include Eighteenth century British and American literature and cultural studies, the novel, literary and cultural theory, media studies, and law and literature (free speech and censorship). He is the author of Reading Clarissa: The Struggles of Interpretation (1979); Chance and the Text of Experience: Freud, Nietzsche and Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1986); and Licensing Entertainment: the Elevation of Novel Reading in Eighteenth Century Britain (1998). He has edited, with Clifford Siskin, This is Enlightenment, forthcoming April 2010 with U. of Chicago Press. He is a participant in the the UC Transliteracies Project and currently writing a book on the American Revolution.
Areas of Interest:
Eighteenth-century British and American literature and cultural studies
History and theory of Media