B.A., Williams College
Ph.D., Cornell University
Stokes Hall S377
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Specializes in queer theory, aestheticism and decadence, late-Victorian prose and fiction, film, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and English and American fiction of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prof. Ohi is currently writing a book about queer literary transmission.
- Innocence and Rapture: The Erotic Child in Pater, Wilde, James and Nabokov
(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)
- Henry James and the Queerness of Style (University of Minnesota Press, 2011)
- “Forgetting The Tempest,” in Madhavi Menon, ed., Shakesqueer (forthcoming, Duke University Press).
- “‘My Spirit’s Posthumeity” and the Sleeper's Outflung Hand: Queer Transmission in Absalom, Absalom!,” in E.L. McCallum and Mikko Tuhkanen, eds., Queer Becomings, (under contract, SUNY Press).
- “Henry James.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American Fiction. Patrick O’Donnell, Justus Nieland, and David Madden, eds (forthcoming, Blackwell Publishers).
- “Queer Maud-Evelyn,” in Kimberly Reed, ed., Henry James and the Supernatural(forthcoming, University of Missouri Press).
- “Childhood and Adolescence,” in David McWhirter, ed., Henry James in Context (under contract, Cambridge University Press).
- “Forms of Initiation: ‘The Tree of Knowledge,’” The Henry James Review 29:2 (Spring 2008), 118-131.
- “The Queer Atavisms of Hippolytus,” The Pater Newsletter 58 (Spring 2008): 13-22.
- “Belatedness and Style,” in Peter Rawlings, ed., Palgrave Advances in Henry James Studies (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 126-46.
- “‘The novel is older, and so are the young’: On the Queerness of Style,” The Henry James Review 27:2 (Spring 2006): 140-55.
- “‘The Author of “Beltraffio”’: The Exquisite Boy and Henry James’s Equivocal Aestheticism,” ELH 72:3 (Fall 2005): 747-67.
- “Autobiography and David Copperfield’s Temporalities of Loss,” Victorian Literature and Culture 33 (2005): 435-49.
- “Of Red Queens and Garden Clubs: The Manchurian Candidate, Cold War Paranoia, and the Historicity of the Homosexual,” Camera Obscura 58, vol. 20, no. 1 (2005): 148-83.
- “Narrating the Child’s Queerness in What Maisie Knew,” in Steven Bruhm and Natasha Hurley, eds., Curiouser: On the Queerness of Children (U of Minnesota Press, 2004):81-106.
- “Erotic Bafflement and the Lesson of Oscar Wilde,” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture XXXV (Summer 2002 [published 2003]): 309-330.
- “Molestation 101: Child Abuse, Homophobia, and The Boys of St. Vincent,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 6:2 (2000), 195-248. Winner of the Crompton-Noll Award.
- “‘I’m not the boy you want’: Sexuality, ‘Race,’ and Thwarted Revelation in James Baldwin’s Another Country,” African American Review 33:2 (Summer 1999), 261-81.
- “Devouring Creation: Sodomy, Cannibalism, and the Scene of Analysis in Suddenly, Last Summer,” Cinema Journal 38: 3 (Spring 1999), 27-49.
- [Reprinted: Matthew Tinkcom and Amy Villarejo, eds., Keyframes: Popular Cinema & Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2001).]
- “Narcissism and Queer Reading in Pale Fire,” Nabokov Studies 5 (1998-9),153-78.
- Review of Douglas Mao, Fateful Beauty: Aesthetic Environments, Juvenile Development, and Literature 1860-1960 (forthcoming, Victorian Studies).
Additional Professional Information
- 2013 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship award
- Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2004-5
- Winner of the Crompton-Noll Award (2000) from the Modern Language Association
(for "Molestation 101").