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Dustin Friedman Assistant Professor Literature

Contact
Send email to Dustin Friedman
(202) 885-2963
CAS - Literature
Battelle Tompkins - 251
Mondays and Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Degrees
Ph.D. English, UCLA, 2012; M.A. English, UCLA, 2007; B.A. English, UC Berkeley, 2004

Bio
Dustin Friedman teaches courses in Victorian literature and LGBTQ studies. He is also co-director of the M.A. in Literature, Culture, and Technology. His areas of interest include Victorian aestheticism and decadence, queer theory, the history and theory of aesthetics, and global nineteenth-century writing. His book, Before Queer Theory: Victorian Aestheticism and the Self (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019) explores art as a form of queer resistance in the writings of authors such as Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde, Vernon Lee (Violet Paget), and the Michael Field poets (Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper). He has also begun work on a project that looks at resistance to normative categories of sexual identity in transnational Victorian writings. His work has appeared in Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism, jml: The Journal of Modern Literature, ELH, Studies in Romanticism, Literature Compass, and the Pater Newsletter, and his research has been supported by the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles, CA. He has presented his work at conferences in Rome, Hong Kong, Auckland, London, York, and throughout the United States and Canada. He previously taught at the National University of Singapore and at the University of California, Los Angeles. For more information, visit his website at http://dustinfriedman.wordpress.com.
See Also
Professional Website
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Teaching

Spring 2020

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Inventing Queer Lives

  • LIT-340 19th C British & European Lit: Victorian Decadence

Fall 2020

  • LIT-265 Victorian Lit, Culture & Power

  • LIT-481 Advanced Studies in Culture: Queer Victorians