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Richard Kaye
Position: Professor, Hunter College. English.
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: 212-772-5743
Room Number: 4402
Office Hours: By appointment
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Princeton University
Research Interests: Victorian and modernist literature and culture; gender and sexuality; history of the novel; literature of the fin de siècle; World War I literature; psychoanalysis; modernism.
Specialization: Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist/Queer Theory|Modernism|Victorian Literature

Selected Publications:

  • Voluptuous Immobility: St. Sebastian and the Decadent Imagination. Columbia University Press, forthcoming.

  • The Flirt's Tragedy: Desire without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction. University of Virginia Press, 2002.
  • "Clamors of Eros," in The Cambridge History of the English Novel. Eds. Robert Caserio and Clement Hawes. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • "Edwardian Fiction," in The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. Ed Brian W. Shaffer Blackwell, 2011.
  • "Oscar Wilde and the Politics of Posthumous Sainthood: Hofmannstahl, Mirbeau, Proust," in Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture, ed. Joseph Bristow (Ohio University Press, 2008).

  • "Salome's Lost Childhood," in The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture, ed. Dennis Denisoff (Ashgate, 2008).

  • "Sexual Identity at the Fin de Siècle" in The Cambridge Companion to the Fin de Siècle, ed. Gail Marshall (Cambridge, 2008).

  • St. Sebastian: The Uses of Decadence. Exhibition Catalogue for A Splendid Readiness for Death: St. Sebastian in Art. Kunsthalle Wien Museum (Vienna), 2004.

  • "Gay Studies, Queer Theory, and Oscar Wilde," in Palgrave Advances in Oscar Wilde, ed. Frederick Roden (Palgrave, 2004).

  • "The Wilde Moment," Victorian Literature and Culture (Spring 2002).

  • "The Return of Damon and Pythias: A Marriage Below Zero, Victorian Melodrama, and the Literature of Homosexual Representation," College Literature (Winter 2002).

  • "Portraits of Lady Chatterleys: Jamesian Triangles, Lawrencian Eros, and the Triumph of Cinematic Adaptation in The Wings of the Dove, in Henry James on Stage and Screen, ed. John R. Bradley (Palgrave, 2000).

  • "Determined Raptures: St. Sebastian and the Victorian Discourse of Decadence," Victorian Literature and Culture (Spring 1999).

  • "'A Splendid Readiness for Death': T.S. Eliot, the Homosexual Cult of St. Sebastian, and the First World War," Modernism/Modernity (May 1999).

  • "Edith Wharton and the 'New Gomorrahs' of Paris: Homosexuality, Flirtation, and Incestuous Desire in The Reef," Modern Fiction Studies (Winter 1997).

  • "'Losing His Religion': St. Sebastian as Contemporary Gay Martyr," in Outlooks: Gay and Lesbian Visual Cultures, ed. Reina Lewis and Peter Horne (Routledge, 1996).

  • "'A Good Woman on Five Thousand Pounds': Jane Eyre, Vanity Fair, and Literary Rivalry," Studies in English Literature (Fall 1995).

  • "Textual Hermeneutics and Belated Male Heroism: Edith Wharton's Revisions of The House of Mirth," Arizona Quarterly (Fall 1995).

  • "'Intangible Arrows': Wallace Stevens, St. Sebastian, and the Search for the Real," The Wallace Stevens Journal (Spring 1995).