Dr. David Michael Robinson
Assistant Professor of 18th-Century Literature and Lesbian and Gay Studies English Dept., University of Arizona (Tucson) M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (1998) from the University of California at Berkeley.
I work on the representation of lesbians and gay men in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain and France. I will soon be expanding my studies to include Holland, Italy, and Germany as well. Publications: "Unravelling the 'cord which ties good men to good men': male friendship in Richardson's novels," in Margaret Anne Doody and Peter Sabor, eds., _Samuel Richardson: Tercentenary Essays_ (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1989), pp. 167-187. "Refining Upon their Mysterious Innocence: Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Manley's _New Atalantis_," to be published in an upcoming, special issue of _Nineteenth-Century Contexts_ devoted to queer topics, edited by Rick Incorvati. "'New, unknown, prodigious Fires': Ovid's Story of Iphis and Ianthe in Augustan Rome and on the Seventeeth-Century British and French Stage," to be published in _Presenting Gender: Sex Change in Early Modern Culture,_ edited by Christopher Mounsey (forthcoming from Manchester Univ. Pr./Longman). "The Abominable Madame de Murat: Reading her Life, Reading (into?) her Fiction," to be published in an upcoming special double issue of _The Journal of Homosexuality_ or _The Journal of the History of Sexuality_ (I've forgotten which) devoted to French Lesbian and Gay History, to be edited (or coedited) by Jeffrey Merrick. Conference papers: My most recent conference paper was entitled "Taming the Tribade: Rhetorical Strategies of Antilesbian Discourse in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Britain and France"; it was delivered at the annual conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, held in Amsterdam in July 1999.
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