Ph.D., University of Chicago

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis

Courses Taught

American Horrors in Film and Literature

Introduction to Literary Study: Intimacy

Research Interests

20th and 21st century American literature; critical race theory; gender and sexuality studies; aesthetics


  • “Filter Style.”  New Literary History (forthcoming)
  • “Minimalism as Detoxification.” Modern Fiction Studies (forthcoming)
  • “Leaks: A Genre.” Post45 (2017)

  • “Camp’s Distribution: ‘Our’ Aesthetic Category.” Social Text 35.2 (2017): 39–67

  • “Representation Between Utilitarianism & Liberalism: Focalization in Phineas Finn.” Novel 50.2 (2017): 236–254.
  • “2017, The Year in Horror.” Los Angeles Review of Books

Michael Dango

Assistant Professor of English   Room 112, World Affairs Center (WAC)
  • Michael Dango
    ©2018 photo by John Zich

I research and teach twentieth and twenty-first century American culture, aesthetics, queer and feminist theory, and the environmental humanities. Prior to joining Beloit, I was a

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