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.
Recent Publications and Presentations
“Vampiric Seductions and Vicissitudes of
Masculine Identity in Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” Victorian Literature and
Culture 37.2 (2009)
“Teaching Gay and Lesbian Literature in the
Spirit of Inclusive Excellence,” UW System President’s Summit, April/May 2010
“Self and Society in Oscar Wilde and E. M. Forster,” UW System Women’s
Studies and LGBTQ Studies Conference, April 2010
“The Impact of M’M M’M
M’M on Queasy Souls: Narrating the Unspeakable in E. M. Forster’s Short
Stories,” UW System Women’s Studies and LGBTQ Studies Conference, April 2009
“Queer Autotheory,” Seminar on the Personal Voice in Literary Criticism,
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, San Francisco, October 2006.
“Phallic Attachments: Class Difference and Gender Anxiety in Lady
Chatterley’s Lover and Maurice,” the 34th Annual Twentieth-Century Literature
and Culture Conference, University of Louisville, February 2006.
Ethics: An Oxymoron?” University of Wisconsin System LGBTQ Research Symposium,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, November 2005.
Honors and Awards
2010 Wisconsin Teaching Scholar
2007 Grant to Participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities
"The Oscar Wilde Archive," Clark Library,
2004 UWSP and Cornell U. grants to participate in the School Criticism