Richard Dellamora is a cultural historian theorist, and literary critic whose research and teaching focus on the relationship between sexual and cultural dissidence in 19 th and 20 th century literary and other media, in England, Western Europe, the United States, and Canada. At Trent, he teaches in Cultural Studies,the department of English, and the M. A. graduate program and Research Centre for Theory, Culture, and Politics, for which he runs the Queerly Political/Politically Queer lecture series.
Dellamora is a Guggenheim Fellow (1998-1999), whose research has often also received support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. His publications include Masculine Desire: The Sexual Politics of Victorian Aestheticism(1990), Apocalyptic Overtures: Sexual Politics and the Sense of an Ending (1994) and three edited collections: Postmodern Apocalypse: Theory and Cultural Practice at the End (1995), The Work of Opera: Genre, Nationhood, and Sexual Difference (1997, co-editor with Daniel Fischlin); and Victorian Sexual Dissidence (1999). His most recent book, Friendship’s Bonds, is a study of democracy and the ethic of friendship in Victorian fiction. Dellamora is currently extending this interest to include ethics of the neighbor. And he is writing a book on the early-twentieth century novelist and activist, Radclyffe Hall.
In Cultural Studies and TCP, Professor Dellamora teaches courses on theory of the subject and transgender/transsexuality. He also supervises graduate work, currently in the cultural politics of Spiritualism and in regionalism and gender in twentieth-century Canadian writing.
Books by Richard Dellamora