Dustin Friedman is assistant professor in the Department of Literature at American University in Washington, DC. He is working on his book Erotic Negativity: Art, Sex, and the Queer Subject of Victorian Aestheticism. His fields of research and teaching include Victorian literature, queer theory, gender and sexuality studies, the history and theory of aesthetics, and global 19th-century writing. His writings have appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature, ELH, Studies in Romanticism, Literature Compass, and the Pater Newsletter. His website is dustinfriedman.wordpress.com.