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Richard Kaye

Richard Kaye


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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.

Richard A. Kaye is the author of The Flirt's Tragedy: Desire without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction. He has published essays on William Makepeace Thackeray, Edith Wharton, the Brontës, Charles Dickens, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, Wallace Stevens, Henry James and Sylvia Plath. His articles and reviews have appeared in the journals Studies in English Literature, Modernism/Modernity, Modern Fiction Studies, The Edith Wharton Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Arizona Quarterly, Victorian Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, Modern Language Quaterley, and Nineteenth-Century Contexts. His cultural criticism has appeared in The Village Voice, Boston Review, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, N Plus 1, and The New York Review of Books (On-Line). 

His essay on nineteenth-century fiction, Clamors of Eros, appeared in the The Cambridge History of the English Novel edited by Robert L. Caserio and Clement Hawes. He is completing a book on the figure of St. Sebastian as a "decadent" icon in literature and the arts and is editing a collection of new essays on Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray for Oxford University Press. Since 2007 he has been the editor of The D. H. Lawrence Review, the fifty-year old journal dealing with the life and work of the British writer. He has taught courses on Jane Austen, the Brontës, Thomas Hardy, Edith Wharton, Victorian Literature, Aestheticism, The Decadent Imagination, Modernism and the Arts, and The Literature of the First World War.


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