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Kevin Ohi

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Kevin Ohi


B.A., Williams College
Ph.D., Cornell University

Stokes Hall S377
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3733
Fax: 617-552-4220

Academic Profile

Specializes in queer theory, aestheticism and decadence, late-Victorian prose and fiction, film, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and English and American fiction of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prof. Ohi is currently writing a book about queer literary transmission.




  • Review of Whitney Davis, Queer Beauty: Sexuality and Aesthetics from Winckelmann to Freud and Beyond (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010).  Forthcoming in Victorian Studies.
  • Queer Intervals.” Review of Kathryn Bond Stockton, The Queer Child (Durham: Duke UP, 2009) in GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies 17:2-3 (2011), 438-441.
  • Review of Douglas Mao, Fateful Beauty: Aesthetic Environments, Juvenile Development, and Literature 1860-1960 (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2008), in Victorian Studies 51:4 (2010), 762-4.

Additional Professional Information

  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2013-14
  • Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2004-5
  • Winner of the Crompton-Noll Award (2000) from the Modern Language Association (for "Molestation 101").

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