Tuhkanen, Mikko individual record

My work is focused on 19th/20th-century American, and particularly African American, literature and its transnational contexts; as well as literary theory, particularly queer theory. I'm the author of The Essentialist Villain: On Leo Bersani (2018) and The American Optic: Psychoanalysis, Critical Race Theory, and Richard Wright (2009); the editor of Leo Bersani: Queer Theory and Beyond (2014); as well as the coeditor, with E. L. McCallum, of The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature (2014) and Queer Times, Queer Becomings (2011). I have published further essays in American Literature, diacritics, differences, Cultural Critique, Modern Fiction Studies, GLQ, and elsewhere.

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  • Tuhkanen, M (2018). A passion for sameness: Leo Bersani's ontology of narcissism. Cultural Critique. 99, 125-149.
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  • Tuhkanen, M (2008). Queer guerrillas: On Richard Wright's and Frantz Fanon's dissembling revolutionaries. Mississippi Quarterly. 61(4), 615-642.
  • Tuhkanen, M (2007). James Baldwin on the American Express and the queer underground. English Language Notes. 45(2),
  • Tuhkanen, M (2007). Ontology and Invoution. diacritics. 35(3), 20-45.
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  • McCallum, E. L., & Tuhkanen, M. (2014). Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
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  • McCallum, E. L., & Tuhkanen, M (2014). The Cambridge history of gay and lesbian literature. Cambridge University Press.
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  • McCallum, E. L., & Tuhkanen, M. (). Queer times, queer becomings. SUNY Press.
  • McCallum, E. L., & Tuhkanen, M (2011). Becoming unbecoming: Untimely mediations. Queer Times, Queer Becomings. 1-21.
  • Tuhkanen, M (2011). Mestiza metaphysics. Queer Times, Queer Becomings. 259-294.
  • Tuhkanen, M. (2010). The Look of the World: Richard Wright on Perspective. A Companion to the American Short Story. 316-327. Wiley.
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Texas A&M University; English; 4227 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4227