Assistant Professor of English
Paul Kelleher specializes in eighteenth-century British literature and gender/sexuality studies; his teaching and research interests range from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, and intersect with the disciplines of moral philosophy and political theory. Currently, he is completing a book on British sentimentalism and the literary history of sexuality. His publications in the field of gender and sexuality studies include "If Love Were All: Reading Sedgwick Sentimentally," in Regarding Sedgwick: Essays on Queer Culture and Critical Theory (Routledge, 2002) and "'The Glorious Lust of Doing Good': Tom Jones and the Virtues of Sexuality," Novel: A Forum on Fiction (spring/summer 2005). His courses include "Sympathy and Its Discontents," which concerns the relation between erotic feeling and moral action and a graduate offering on sex and sentiment.