Richard A. Kaye received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1996.
His areas of interest include Victorian Literature and Culture, the History of the Novel, Literature of the Fin de Siècle, Modernism, World War I Literature, Psychoanalysis, Queer Theory, and Visual Culture.
He is the author of The Flirt's Tragedy: Desire without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction (Virginia, 2002) and the forthcoming Voluptuous Immobility: St. Sebastian and the Decadent Imagination (Columbia); He is editing a collection of essays on Oscar Wilde'sThe Picture of Dorian Gray; He has published articles on Thackeray, the Brontes, Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliot, and Wallace Stevens; His essays and reviews have appeared inStudies in English Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Modernism/Modernity, Arizona Quarterly, The Wallace Stevens Journal, College Literature, Postmodern Culture, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Review, and The Village Voice. In 2002-2003 he was the recipient of an Andrew H. Mellon Faculty Fellowship. In 2007 he was a consultant on the BBC documentrary "Ian Rankin Presents: Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," filmed in Edinburgh, Scotland.