Michael Warner: Publics and Counterpublics

Publics and Counterpublics with Michael Warner - Conversations with History

Michael Warner, Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and American Studies.


Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Michael Warner, the Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and American Studies, at Yale University, and the 2018 Tanner Lecturer at Berkeley. The conversation focuses on Professor Warner’s intellectual odyssey from a Pentecostal upbringing to an Ivy League professorship of American literature. The conversation includes discussion of his scholarship on the reciprocal influence of colonial printing and the development and assertion of democratic values; his advocacy on issues surrounding gay marriage; and his theoretical insights on publics and counterpublic as they apply to contemporary political dialogue. 

KEYWORDS: Publics, Communications Technology, Benjamin Franklin, Public discourse in Colonial America, Discourse in a Democracy. 

Michael Warner
Publication date: 
March 21, 2018
Publication type: 
Conversations with History