February - May 2013
Christopher Reed is Professor of English and Visual Culture at the Pennsylvania State University. His most recent book is the co-authored If Memory Serves: AIDS, Gay Men, and the Promise of the Queer Past. His other books include Art and Homosexuality: A History of Ideas (2011), The Chrysanthème Papers: The Pink Notebook of Madame Chrysanthème and other Documents of French Japonisme (2010), Bloomsbury Rooms: Modernism, Subculture, and Domesticity (2004), A Roger Fry Reader (1996), and the anthology Not at Home: The Suppression of Domesticity in Modern Art and Architecture (1996). His current project, “Bachelor Japanists,” examines the ways Japanese aesthetics have been used to define non-normative forms of masculinity in the West.