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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Kevin Ohi

english department

Kevin Ohi


B.A., Williams College
Ph.D., Cornell University

Stokes Hall S377
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467

Phone: 617-552-3733
Fax: 617-552-4220

Academic Profile

Specializes in queer theory, aestheticism and decadence, late-Victorian prose and fiction, film, literary theory, and English and American novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Professor Ohi's current projects focus on (sexual, poetic, linguistic) origins, on solitude, and on narrative perspective and desire.




  • “Res Ipsa Loquitur.” Review of Valerie Rohy, Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015) in Papers on Language and Literature 52, no 1 (Winter 2016): 91-102.
  • Review of Whitney Davis, Queer Beauty: Sexuality and Aesthetics from Winckelmann to Freud and Beyond (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010). Victorian Studies 55, no. 4 (Summer 2013): 693-95.
  • Queer Intervals.” Review of Kathryn Bond Stockton, The Queer Child (Durham: Duke UP, 2009) in GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies 17:2-3 (2011), 438-441.
  • Review of Douglas Mao, Fateful Beauty: Aesthetic Environments, Juvenile Development, and Literature 1860-1960 (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2008), in Victorian Studies 51:4 (2010), 762-4.

Additional Professional Information

  • Fellow, Cornell University Society for the Humanities, 2016-17
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2013-14
  • 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").


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