Merrill Cole
Associate Professor of English at Western Illinois University

Merrill Cole is Associate Professor of English at Western Illinois University, where he teaches queer studies, literature, and creative writing. He is the author of The Other Orpheus: A Poetics of Modern Homosexuality, as well as numerous essays and poems. His translation from the German of Anita Berber and Sebastian Droste's 1923 Weimar Berlin naked dancing magnum opus, Dances of Vice, Horror, and Ecstasy, was published in 2012. He is currently at work on a number of projects, including a memoir concerning Berlin, a book of poems, and a critical study of modern literature and art.