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Tim Dean

Professor Tim Dean

Professor of English
Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture

Office: 411 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-0685
E-mail address:
Personal website:


Queer Theory; Psychoanalysis; Poetry and Poetics; Modernism; LGBT Studies; Literary Theory; Cultural Studies

Current Courses

Spring 2015

Eng 371 - Queer Theory

T Th           2:00 - 3:20
Reg. No. 21482

Eng 653 - Critical Theory: On Vulnerability

Friday 3:30-6:10, Clemens 538
Registration Numbers:  (A)  18312   (B)  18314

Works in Progress


  • Queer Studies: An Introduction (under contract with Cambridge University Press)
  • What Is Psychoanalytic Thinking? Essays on Gender, Sexuality, and the Unconscious

See personal website for more information.

Selected Publications


  • Porn Archives, co-edited with Steven Ruszczycky and David Squires  (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014)
  • Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
  • A Time for the Humanities:  Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy, co-edited with James Bono and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek (Fordham University Press, 2008)
  • Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis (coed. with Christopher Lane; University of Chicago Press 2001)
  • Beyond Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2000)
  • Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious (Macmillan, 1991)