Teaching

Professor Emeritus
Department of English
University of Montana
Email:
casey.charles@mso.umt.edu
caseycharles50@hotmail.com

Adjunct Professor of English
University Extension
University of California at Riverside

Most Recent Courses

Introduction to Chicano Literature
Shakespeare and Film
The New Queer Literature

Education

BA UC Santa Cruz
MA San Francisco State University
JD Hastings College of the Law
PhD SUNY Buffalo

Fields of Study

I am interested in queer studies, Shakespeare, and law and literature. I have two works under submission: a collection of poems entitled Where Rainbows Fall in Flames and a memoir called Undetectable. I am currently working on my third novel about an immigrant Polish anarchist who comes to America in the 1880s; he also is “gay” and Christian.

I am interested in queer studies and activism, especially in relation to the law—a focus that moves through my work and profession life in Montana. My most recent novel, The Monkey Cages is set to the backdrop of the 1955 homosexual scandal in Boise, Idaho. 

Entitled Undetectable, my memoir under submission, tracks my story as an HIV positive long-term survivor who has interviewed and interacted with survivors from Oregon to Africa to India. I have contributed two essays to an anthology on HIV and sexual intimacy in later life.

I am currently working on a third novel about a “gay” anarchist who immigrates from Poland to Chicago in the 1880s, and my recent poems will appear in Cutthroat and Imaginary Archetype.

Affiliations

Member, Let’s Kick ASS, Palm Springs (AIDS longterm survivors)
Member, California Bar

Hobbies

Hiking, skiing, fishing