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Wayne Koestenbaum
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8323
Office Hours: Tuesdays 4:15-6:15
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Princeton University; M.A., Creative Writing, The Johns Hopkins University.
Research Interests: Poetry and poetics; modern and contemporary literature; music; film; visual art; queer studies; cultural studies; performance; the essay; autobiography.

Specialization: Autobiography, Biography, and Life-Writing | Cultural Studies | Film and Literature | Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist/Queer Theory | Literature after 1945|Modernism | Poetics and Aesthetic Theory | Twenty-first-Century and Contemporary Literature | Visual Culture.



My 1980s & Other Essays (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013).


The Anatomy of Harpo Marx (University of California Press, 2012).


Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background (Turtle Point Press, 2012).


Humiliation (Picador, 2011).


Hotel Theory (Soft Skull Press, 2007).


Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films (Turtle Point Press, 2006).


Model Homes (BOA, 2004).


Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes (Soft Skull Press, 2004).


Andy Warhol (Lipper/Viking, 2001).


Cleavage: Essays on Sex, Stars, and Aesthetics (Ballantine Books, 2000).


The Milk of Inquiry (Persea, 1999).


Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting An Icon (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1995).


Rhapsodies of A Repeat Offender (Persea, 1994).


The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire (Poseidon, 1993).


Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems (Persea, 1990).


Double Talk: The Erotics of Male Literary Collaboration (Routledge, 1989).

(Photo credit: Ad Hoc Vox / Andrea Bellu)