Category: Published Books

For the Record: LGBTQ+ Worcester, co-authored with Joseph Cullon of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Stephanie Yuhl of the College of the Holy Cross, is the first comprehensive history of the local LGBTQ+ scene in central Massachusetts. It documents the …

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This book studies the emergence of modern categories of sexuality in German-speaking central Europe in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It connects these emergent discourses of sexuality with Romanticism, the German embrace of the classical tradition, Jewish assimilation, nationalism …

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“Doctor’s Orders” places Goethe’s writings—in particular, “Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre” [Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship] in the context of eighteenth-century medicine, focusing on concepts such as hypochondria, hysteria, melancholia and mania. The analysis helps the reader understand aspects of the characters that might …

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The seminal study of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German literature from the perspective of queer theory, “Warm Brothers” searches out the traces of male-male desire in the cultural productions of the Age of Goethe, offering queer readings of texts written …

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