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Christian P Haines

Christian P Haines

Associate Professor of English
425 Burrowes Building.
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Christian P Haines

Fall 2022 Office Hours

By appointment.


PhD, Comparative Literature, Graduate Minor in English, December 2012, University of Minnesota
B.A., English; Minor: History, Summa Cum Laude, May 2006, University of Florida

Professional Bio

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 such as Genre, Criticism, Cultural Critique, LIT, and boundary 2, as well as a number of edited volumes (including The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics, William Gibson and The Future of Contemporary Culture, and Ahab Unbound: Melville and the Materialist Turn). He serves as a contributing editor for Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities. He's also co-edited special issues of Cultural Critique ("What Comes After the Subject?", Spring 2017) and 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, Marxist critical theory, continental philosophy, game studies, and utopian studies.