Christian P Haines
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Christian P. Haines is an assistant professor of English at Penn State University. His first book, A Desire Called America: Biopolitics, Utopia, and the Literary Commons, was published by Fordham University Press in October 2019. His work has appeared in journals including Genre, Criticism, Cultural Critique, LIT, and boundary 2, as well as in The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics, William Gibson and The Future of Contemporary Culture, and Biotheory: Life and Death Under Capitalism. He serves as a contributing editor for Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities. He's also co-edited a special issue of Cultural Critique, "What Comes After the Subject?" (Spring 2017) and a special issue of the minnesota review, "Is there a place for the commons?" (Fall 2019). He's currently writing a second book, The Scored Life, which looks at finance and contemporary culture, as well as doing research for a book on weird fiction and weird biology, A Natural History of the Weird.
His research and teaching focus on nineteenth-century and contemporary
American literature, lyric poetry, critical theory (especially biopolitics,
queer theory, and Marxism), continental philosophy, game studies, and utopian studies.