Author Biography

Carrie Shanafelt is Associate Professor of Literature and Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the author of Uncommon Sense: Jeremy Bentham, Queer Aesthetics, and the Politics of Taste (Univ. of Virginia Press, 2022).


Christopher Looby's anthology of queer nineteenth-century American short stories is a fascinating collection of both obscure and familiar texts that together constitute a powerful argument for the queerness of the short story and for the centrality of queerness to American literary aesthetics.


queer, short stories, American, nineteenth century, gender