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Dejan Kuzmanovic


Professor Dejan Kuzmanovic specializes in 19th- and 20th-century British literature, psychoanalysis, and theories of gender and sexuality. His current research project is an analysis of the ways in which Oscar Wilde’s and E. M. Forster’s contrasting visions of queer self-identification and social engagement may be applied to recent debates within queer studies and communities.

On campus, Kuzmanovic chairs the UWSP Inclusive Excellence Leadership Team. He is past faculty advisor of the English honors society, Sigma Tau Delta. He has performed with the Waupaca Community Theatre.


Kuzmanovic, Dejan. “The Soul of Man under Aestheticism: Wilde’s Continuing Impact on Queer Activism.” Quintessential Wilde: His Worldly Place, His Penetrating Philosophy and His Influential Aestheticism. Ed. Annette Magid. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.


  • Wisconsin Teaching Scholar (2010)

Cultivate intellectual curiosity and be the agent of your own education! We will facilitate your journey, but only you can make it genuinely yours and allow it to enrich you.

-dejan kuzmanovic


  • Modernist Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • 19th Century Gender Studies, Editorial board member (2005-present)
  • Publications of the Modern Language Association (2018-present)
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Professor of English

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Ph.D. - English Literature
Rice University

M. A. - English Literature
Rice University

B. A. - English Literature
University of Belgrade


Advanced Freshman English
Gay and Lesbian Literature
​Major Authors
The Novel Since 1850
Victorian Literature in Transition (British)