David M. Halperin

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General Information

Name: David M. Halperin

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1952 in Chicago, Illinois


Website: www.lsa.umich.edu/english/people/profile.asp?ID=254

Email: halperin@umich.edu


Illinois Connection

Halperin was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

David M. Halperin is a theorist in the fields of gender studies, queer theory, critical theory, material culture and visual culture. He is the cofounder of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.

Currently, he is the WH Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality at the University of Michigan. His primary interests are the history and theory of homosexuality; classical studies and its relation to contemporary cultural history; gay men's cultural practices and subjectivity and HIV/AIDS.

Along with the books he has written, he has also edited The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World with John J. Winkler and Froma I. Zeitlin (1990), The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader with Henry Abelove and Michele Aina Barale (1993), Gay Shame with Valerie Traub (2009) and The War on Sex with Trevor Hoppe which is forthcoming.

Published Works

Before Pastoral: Theocritus and the Ancient Tradition of Bucolic Poetry, Yale University Press , 1983

One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: And Other Essays on Greek Love, Routledge, 1990

Saint Foucault: Towards a Gay Hagiography, Oxford University Press, 1995

How to Do the History of Homosexuality, University of Chicago Press, 2002

What Do Gay Men Want?: An Essay on Sex, Risk, and Subjectivity, University of Michigan Press, 2007 - revised edition 2009

How To Be Gay, Belknap Press , 2012

Titles at Your Library

Before Pastoral: Theocritus and the Ancient Tradition of Bucolic Poetry

ISBN: 0300025823
Release Date: 1983-09-10

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One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: And Other Essays on Greek Love (New Ancient World)

ISBN: 0415900972
Release Date: 1989-11-17

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Saint Foucault : Towards a Gay Hagiography

ISBN: 0195111273
Release Date: 1997-02-06

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How to Do the History of Homosexuality

ISBN: 0226314480
Release Date: 2004-07-01

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What Do Gay Men Want?: An Essay on Sex, Risk, and Subjectivity

ISBN: 0472116223
Release Date: 2007-08-21

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How To Be Gay

ISBN: 0674283996
Release Date: 2014-03-31

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Literary Awards

The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader

  • Lambda Literary Award for Anthologies

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

David M. Halperin on WorldCat

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