Trivia Tuesday: In 1985, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Opened the Door to the Discussions of Sex, Power, and Desire in the Arenas of Literary Criticism, Politics, Society, and Culture
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s Between Men has been described as a disruption in the field of literary criticism. Sedgwick almost single–handedly put a stop to the field’s tradition of suppressing queer subjects and subjectivities. She opened the door to discussions of sex, power, and desire not only in literary criticism but also in the arenas of politics, society, and culture. The 30th Anniversary Edition features a forward by Wayne Koestenbaum, Distinguished Professor of English at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, a position that was also held by Sedgwick until her death in 2009.