Peter Coviello

Peter Coviello is Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He has written about Walt Whitman, the history of sexuality, queer children, 18th- and 19th-century American literature, Mormon polygamy, and Steely Dan. His most recent book is Tomorrow’s Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America, a finalist for a 2013 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Is There God After Prince?

Put on his songs, any of them. Here, they say. Do you need a reminder of the exhilarating limitlessness of the world apart from the knowable and known? Here you go....


Difficult Love

Jennifer Doyle’s Hold It Against Me explores the difficult. Some difficulty is good for us. And some, it seems, is not....


“… and Circumstance”

There’s more than one reason to cry at graduations. Ask the queerer kin. Ask the stepparents. Ask the ex-stepparents....

“… and Circumstance”
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