Definition of queer studies
- Yet the open secrets of humanism make an odd fit with the homoerotic subtexts. Queer studies, at its most exciting, has challenged the very idea of human nature.
- —Lawrence Lipking, The New Republic, 12 Feb. 2001
- Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, whose critical writings on the ambiguities of sexual identity in fiction helped create the discipline known as queer studies, died on Sunday in Manhattan … . Ms. Sedgwick broke new ground when, drawing on feminist scholarship and the work of the French poststructuralist Michel Foucault, she began teasing out the hidden socio-sexual subplots in writers like Charles Dickens and Henry James.
- —William Grimes, The New York Times, 15 Apr. 2009