Catching Up with Art Critic Chris Kraus in Portland,” Oregon Arts Watch

Review of “The King’s Mouth” Art Installation and Album, Oregon Arts Watch

Horizontal Theory,” Art Discourse


  • Gender and Sexuality Studies

  • Queer Theory

  • Feminist Theory

  • Disability Studies

  • Visual Culture

  • Social Justice Movements and Activism


“Queer Literary Criticism and the Biographical Fallacy” engages with three fields of inquiry within literary studies: queer theory, modernist studies, and author theory. By looking at the critical reception of four iconic queer modernist authors – Oscar Wilde, Henry James, Radclyffe Hall, and Virginia Woolf– the dissertation investigates the relation between criticism and the figure of the author. Queer criticism-- despite its fundamental critique of identity—relies on the identity of the author when it blurs the distinction between the literary text and the author’s biography. Ultimately this work provides a deeper understanding of the queer relation to the modernist author and the critic’s relation to the author’s biography.