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David M. Halperin

David M. HalperinBorn: 2-Apr-1952

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: One Hundred Years of Homosexuality

Queer theorist, editor of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. His book One Hundred Years of Homosexuality (1990) makes the argument -- reading after Foucault that a history of homosexuality or a homosexual identity can only look as far back as the 1890s, when the term "homosexual" was coined, as the cultural production of a homosexual identity is restricted to its ability to be categorized.

    University: BA, Oberlin College
    University: MA, Stanford University
    University: PhD, Stanford University (1980)
    Professor: Literature, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981-96)
    Professor: Queer Theory, University of New South Wales (1996)
    Professor: English Language and Literature, University of Michigan

Author of books:
Before Pastoral: Theocritus and the Ancient Tradition of Bucolic Poetry (1983)
One Hundred Years of Homosexuality and other essays on Greek Love (1990, essays)
Before Sexuality: The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World (1990, anthology, with John J. Winkler and Froma I. Zeitlin)
The Lesbian and Gay Reader (1993, anthology, ed. with Henry Abelove and Michel Aina)
Saint Foucault: Toward a Gay Hagiography (1995, essays, on Michel Foucault)
How to Do the History of Homosexuality (2002, essays)

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