Distinguished Professor and Chair
Ph.D. U.C. Berkeley
George E. Haggerty (A.B. Holy Cross; Ph.D. Berkeley), specializes in 18th-Century English Literature and Queer Studies. His books include Gothic Fiction/Gothic Form (Penn State, 1989); Unnatural Affections: Women and Fiction in the Later Eighteenth Century (Indiana, 1998); Men in Love: Masculinity and Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century (Columbia, 1999); Queer Gothic (Illinois, 2006) and Horace Walpole’s Letters: Masculinity and Friendship in the Eighteenth Century (Bucknell, 2011). In addition, he co-edited Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature for the Modern Language Association (1995), and The Blackwell Companion to LGBT/Q Studies (Blackwell, 2007). He was general editor of Taylor and Francis’s The Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures (2000); and he has also edited a collection of essays by his longtime partner, the musicologist, Philip Brett: Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays of Philip Brett (California, 2006). He has published a wide range of essays in such journals as Eighteenth-Century Studies, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, The Eighteenth Century: Theory & Interpretation, Genders, Novel, and SEL and in various collections and anthologies. In 1987, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award. At present he is working on a project concerning male love and friendship in the English literary tradition. He teaches a wide ranges of courses at the Graduate and Undergraduate level: English-Century Literature, Gothic Fiction, Sexuality Studies, Queer Theory, and the Elegy.