William C. Harris
Office: DHC 009
M.A., and Ph.D., The John Hopkins University (1997, 2000)
- Nineteenth-Century American Literature
- Queer Studies
- Literary Theory
- Early American Literature
- Victorian Studies
- Contemporary Fiction
- Detective Fiction/Noir
- Thomas Pynchon
Undergraduate Courses Taught: ENG 368 Studies in FIction (Noir & Neo-Noir in Fiction & Film); ENG 364 Postmodernism; ENG 366 History & Structure of English; ENG 370 Queer Studies; ENG 233 American Literature I; ENG 490 Selected Topics (Thomas Pynchon & the "Long Sixties"); ENG 378 Studies in Early American Literature; ENG 250 Introduction to Literaure; ENG 114 WIFYS/Academic Writing.
Slouching Toward Gaytheism: Christianity and Queer Survival in America. Queer Politics and Culture Series. Albany: SUNY Press, 2014.
“‘Still Raped Over Here’: Gay Male Femininity and the Rewards of Camp Ambivalence in Richard Day’s Girls Will Be Girls.” Journal of Homosexuality (Taylor & Francis), online 2018 (doi: 10.1080/00918369.2018.1522.810); print version forthcoming.
“Buy Curio(u)s: Homosocial Possession and Camp Recoding of the Orientalist Objet in Richard Marsh.” Co-authored with Dr. Dawn Vernooy. Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 12.1(2016). http://www.ncgsjournal.com/issue121/issue121.htm
"'Women Love to Have Their Own Way': Delusion, Volition, and 'Freaks' of Sight in Tabitha Tenney's Female Quixotism." Eighteenth-Century Fiction 23.3 (2011): 541-568. Reprinted in Nineteenth- Century Literary Criticism. Vol. 248. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2011.
"Broke(n)back Faggots: Hollywood Offers Queers a Hobson's Choice." Reading Brokeback Mountain: Essays on the Story and the Film. Ed. Jim Stacy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007.
"'In my day it used to be called a limp wrist': Flip-floppers, Nelly Boys, and Homophobic Rhetoric in the 2004 Presidential Campaign. Journal of American Culture 29.3 (2006): 278-295.
"Introduction." Proteus: A Journal of Ideas. Fall 2004.
"Queer Eye on the Prize: The Stereotypical Sodomites of Summer." The New Queer Aesthetic on Television: Essays on Recent Programming. Ed. James R. Keller and Leslie Stratyner. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2005.
"Dr. Molly Feelgood; or, How I Never Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Rubyfruit Jungle." EAPSU Online: A Journal. Fall 2004.
"The Wrong Kind of Queen" (short story). M2M: New Literary Fiction. San Francisco: Attagirl Press, 2003.
"Whitman's Leaves of Grass and the Problem of the One and the Many." Arizona Quarterly 56.3 (2000): 29-61.
"Edgar Allan Poe's Eureka and the Poetics of Constitution." American Literary History 12.1-2 (2000): 1-40.
"Whitman's Leaves of Grass and the Writing of a New American Bible." Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 16.3-4 (1999): 172-190.
"Undifferentiated Bunnies: Setting Psychic Boundaries in the Animal Stories of Beatrix Potter, Ernest Seton, and Jack London." Victorian Review 23.1 (1997): 62-113.