Faculty Update: Richard Block

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Richard Block

Completed a 3-year project, co-editing a special issue of New Centennial Review with Mia du Plessis (USC, associate professor, Comparative Literature.) and Kathleen Chapman (VCU, associate professor, Art History) entitled: AIDS: Remains.  My own contribution is “Mourning Becomes Electric: AIDS’ Vanishing Act” and a co-authored introduction, “No Nostalgia.”  


I also delivered the keynote address for a conference organized by the graduate students from various disciplines: Conceiving the (Un)Quiet Mind. The title of my talk was: “He could live and love like you never could—and never will again": The Rise and Fall of the Modern Homosexual.