Robert J Corber
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in American Institutions and Values
Phone: (860) 297-5340 Office Location: Seabury Hall T-211
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Trinity College faculty member since 1998
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago
M.A., Univ. of Chicago
B.A., Haverford College

Robert J. Corber is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in American Institutions and Values.  He has taught at Trinity since 1998.  He teaches courses in queer studies/theory, classical Hollywood cinema, and the history of sexuality.  His research focuses on the intersection of homophobia, American national identity, and Hollywood cinema in the Cold War era.  He is the author of three books, In the Name of National Security: Hitchcock, Homophobia, and the Political Construction of Gender in Postwar America (1993), Homosexuality in Cold War America:  Resistance and the Crisis of Masculinity (1997), and Cold War Femme:  Lesbianism, National Identity, and Hollywood Cinema (2011), all published by Duke University Press.  He has also edited a scholarly edition of the 1932 queer modernist novel A Scarlet Pansy (Fordham University Press, 2016), and co-edited Queer Studies:  An Interdisciplinary Reader (Blackwell, 2002).  He is currently writing a book on James Baldwin, tentatively titled, A Prodigious Rage:  Masculinity, Militancy, and Queer Identity in Late Baldwin.  He has served on the editorial boards of American Literary History, American Quarterly, Contemporary Literature, Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, and PMLA, and is an associate editor of James Baldwin Review.