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Jack Parlett

Jack Parlett is author of The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr and Fire Island: A Century in the Life of an American Paradise, as well as the poetry chapbook Same Blue, Different You. He is a Junior Research Fellowship at University College, Oxford, where he teaches modern U.S. literature and literary theory. His essays have appeared in Poetry London, Lit Hub, and elsewhere.

Leo Bersani was a groundbreaking queer studies scholar who rejected the word “queer.” We can still learn from his contrarian sense of what made homosexuals unique.

Jack Parlett