Dr. Steven Ruszczycky

Assistant Professor

graduate program director (2021-22)

English Major Advisor

E-mail: sruszczy@calpoly.edu






PhD, University at Buffalo, SUNY (2014)
MA (Hons) University of Auckland, New Zealand (2007)
BA University of California, Santa Barbara (2003)

Teaching and Research Interests

U.S. Literatures after 1865 in Transnational Context
Queer Theory
Literary Theory & Criticism
The History and Theory of Pornography
Sexuality Studies, Disability Studies, and the Medical Humanities

Selected Publications

Co-editor, Porn Archives, Duke University Press, 2014.

"AIDS Literatures" in The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature, Cambridge University Press, 2014.

"The Law of Pornography: John Rechy and Samuel Steward," Genre 47:2 (2014).

---. Reprinted in Passionate Professions: Samuel Steward and the Pursuit of the Erotic. Ohio State University Press, 2017.

Selected Conference Presentations

"Hooked: Dennis Cooper and the Porn Addicts." Queer Places, Practices, and Lives Conference III, Ohio State University, May 12-13, 2017.

"After Obscenity: American Literature, Gay Pornography, and the Ethics of Reading." Presidential Theme Panel. Modern Language Association Convention, Austin, TX. Jan. 7-10, 2016.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Modern Language Association
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association




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