Kristian Kahn

Kristian Kahn

Email

kkahn [at] rutgers.edu

Office Location

Hill Hall Room 525
Newark, NJ 07102

Office Hours

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Children's Literature; Feminist Theory; Fiction into Film; Film, Gender & Sexualities; Introduction to LGBTQ Studies; Modernism & Gender; The Victorian Period; Women in Literature.

Graduate: Bloomsbury & Beyond; Feminist Theory; Henry James, Psychoanalysis & Gender; Jane Austen; Psychoanalysis, Literature & Culture; Victorian Literature and Culture; Victorian Sexualities.
 




 

Research Initiatives

Critical theory (especially feminist, gender, queer, psychoanalytic, film, and trauma theories); Victorian literature and culture; modernism and Bloomsbury; empire and gender; the 20th- and 21st-century British and European novel; film studies; trauma studies; media and cultural studies; gender, sexualities, and violence; psychoanalytic and sociocultural formations of sexualities and subcultures.

 

Education

Ph.D. Comparative Literature (Warwick)
 

Publications

CURRENT PROJECTS:
Articles on literary, cultural, and sexual politics at the Victorian fin de siècle; gender, sexuality, and trauma in the Victorian novel; Henry James's analytic relationships; Virginia Woolf's masculinities; Amy Levy, the female gaze, and the city.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
" 'There's No Such Thing as a Sexual Relationship': Asexuality's Sinthomatics." Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives. Ed. Karli Cerankowski and Megan Milks. New York: Routledge, 2013. 34p. ms.

"Carole Maso." LGBTQ America Today. Ed. John Hawley. Advisory Board: Judith Butler, Judith Halberstam, and Claude J. Summers. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2008. 3 vols. 1: 729-30.

"Aaron Shurin." LGBTQ America Today. Ed. John Hawley. Advisory Board: Judith Butler, Judith Halberstam, and Claude J. Summers. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2008. 3 vols. 1: 1137-38

"Queer Dilemmas: The 'Right' Ideology' and Homosexual Representation in Desperate Housewives." Reading Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence. Ed. Kim Akass and Janet McCabe. New York: Palgrave, 2006. 95-105.

"Meditations on the Gorgon: Etiology and the Feminist Poetics of the Restored Medusa in Louise Bogan, Sylvia Plath, and May Sarton." Rattle 21 (2004): 105-18.