Tim Dean

James M. Benson Professor

Research Interests

Queer Theory, Psychoanalysis, Poetry & Poetics, Modern & Contemporary Literature


  • BA, University of East Anglia, 1988
  • MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1992
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1994

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Recent Publications

Dean, T. J. (2017). Mediated intimacies: Raw sex, Truvada, and the politics of chemoprophylaxis. In D. Holmes, S. J. Murray, & T. Foth (Eds.), Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines (pp. 40-60). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315399546

Dean, T. J. (2017). Taking Shelter from Queer. In N. Giffney, & E. Watson (Eds.), Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory (pp. 397-402). Punctum Books.

Dean, T. J. (2017). Sam Steward’s Pornography: Archive, Index, Trace. In D. A. Moddelmog, & M. J. Ponce (Eds.), Samuel Steward and the Pursuit of the Erotic: Sexuality, Literature, Archives Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

Dean, T. J. (2015). Clear and Sonorous: A Reply to Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman. American Literary History, 27(3), 630-633. https://doi.org/10.1093/alh/ajv036

Dean, T. J. (2015). No Sex Please, We're American. American Literary History, 27(3), 614-624. https://doi.org/10.1093/alh/ajv030

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