Michael Bibler

Associate Professor

Office: Allen Hall 210-O

Email Address:

Office Phone:
(225) 578-2987


 Southern Studies, Sexuality Studies, American Literature, Feminist and Queer Theories, African American Studies




Dr. Bibler earned his Ph.D. in English at Tulane University, got his first job at University of Mary Washington, and then moved to the United Kingdom, where he taught at Manchester University and Northumbria University before returning to Louisiana in 2013 to teach at LSU.



“Water Skis and Dirty Back Roads: Reorienting the Deep South.” south: a scholarly journal. 48.1 (2016): 5-15.
“Truman Capote’s Gothic Politics.” Palgrave Handbook of the Southern Gothic. Eds. Susan Castillo and Charles Crow. London: Palgrave, 2016. 391-402.
“Queer/Quare.” Keywords for Southern Studies. Eds. Scott Romine and Jennifer Rae Greeson. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2016. 200-212.
“Masculine Sentiment, Racial Fetishism, and Same-Sex Desire in Antebellum Southern Literature.” Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South. Eds. Barbara Ladd and Fred Hobson. New York: Oxford UP, 2016. 139-158.
Cotton’s Queer Relations: Same-Sex Intimacy and the Literature of the Southern Plantation, 1936-1968. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009.
Just Below South: Intercultural Performance in the Caribbean and the U.S. South, co-edited with Jessica Adams and Cécile Accilien. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2007.