Heather K. Love

R. Jean Brownlee Term Associate Professor, Associate Chair of the English Department
Fisher-Bennett Hall 338
215-898-0128

office hours:

12:30-2:30 Tuesdays

Heather Love received her A.B. from Harvard and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her research interests include gender studies and queer theory, the literature and culture of modernity, affect studies, film and visual culture, psychoanalysis, race and ethnicity, sociology and literature, disability studies, and critical theory. She is the author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (Harvard, 2007), the editor of a special issue of GLQ on the scholarship and legacy of Gayle Rubin ("Rethinking Sex"), and the co-editor of a special issue of New Literary History ("Is There Life after Identity Politics?"). A book of her essays and lectures has just come out in Taiwan (Queer Affect Politics: Selected Essays by Heather Love, ed. Jen-Peng Liu, ShenLou Press). She has current projects on new readings methods in literary studies, the sociologist Erving Goffman, and pedagogy, mentorship, and generations in queer studies. 

Publications

Courses Taught

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Fall 2012

English
790.401

Spring 2012

English
390.401

Fall 2011

English
105.401
English
800.301

Spring 2010

English
105.401

Fall 2009

English
016.401
English
799.401

Spring 2009

English
790.401

Fall 2008

Spring 2008

Fall 2007

Summer 2007

English
261.950

Spring 2006

Spring 2005

English
801.302

Fall 2004

Spring 2004

English
773.401

Fall 2003

English
065.001
English
260.301

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