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David M. Halperin
(1952 - living) U.S.A.

David M. Halperin



An eminent classicist and major theorist in gay and lesbian studies, Halperin has published widely on greek and Latin bucholic poetry, the relations between ancient Greece and Near East, and various topics in literary history, comparative literature and other fields.

After serving as Professor of Literature and Head of the Literature Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a number of years, he taught at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and now holds a chair of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan in Ann harbor.


Source: excerpts from: Aldrich R. & Wotherspoon G., Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History, from WWII to Present Day, Routledge, London, 2001

His work include:

  • Before Pastoral: Theocritus and the Ancient Tradition of Bucolic Poetry (1983)
  • Before Sexuality: The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World (1990)
  • One Hundred Years of Homosexuality (1990)
  • The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader (1993)
  • Saint Foucault: Towards a Gay Hagiography (1995)
  • How to Do the History of Homosexuality (2002)
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