Peter Coviello

Professor of English

Bowdoin College

Peter Coviello is Professor of English at Bowdoin College, where he specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and queer studies, and where he has served as Chair of the departments of English, Africana Studies, and Gay and Lesbian Studies. He is the editor of Walt Whitman’s Memoranda During the War (Oxford 2004), and author of Intimacy in America: Dreams of Affiliation in Antebellum Literature (Minnesota 2005), and of Tomorrow’s Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America (NYU 2013). Since 2011 he has been a member of the editorial board at American Literature. His work has appeared in ELH, PMLA, American Literature, GLQ, Raritan, and MLQ as well as in venues like Frieze and The Believer.

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