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The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

The Present State of Lesbian and Gay Studies in the Humanities

George Haggerty.

This essay describes the present state of lesbian and gay studies in the humanities in US university culture. It discusses where LGBTI Studies have come since their inception in the early seventies and it outlines the challenges facing those of us trying to reimagine the field for the 21st century.


George Haggerty  (United States)
Department of English
University of California, Riverside

George Haggerty is Professor and Chair of English at UC Riverside. He is the author of Men Love: Masculinity and Sexuality in the 18th Century.

  • Gay Studies
  • Lesbian Studies

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)