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    Tyler Bradway (they/them) is Associate Professor of English at SUNY Cortland.

    Bradway is the author of Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading (Palgrave, 2017; paperback 2019). Bradway is co-editor (with Elizabeth Freeman) of Queer Kinship: Race, Sex, Belonging, Form (Duke, 2022) and (with E.L. McCallum) of After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century (Cambridge, 2019), which won a CHOICE award. Bradway’s articles and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in PMLA, GLQ, MLQ, Textual Practice, College Literature, ASAP/J, Stanford Arcade, Studies in the Fantastic, Mosaic, and The Nation as well as various collections on contemporary literature and queer theory.

    Currently, Bradway is writing a book on queer forms of relationality and editing “Unaccountably Queer,” a special issue of differences that will mark the 20th anniversary of Judith Butler’s Giving an Account of Oneself (2005).

    Bradway received their Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University, where they were a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. Bradway attended the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University, Project Narrative at The Ohio State University, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Haverford College.

    Bradway has received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities and the SUNY Cortland Excellent in Teaching Award for Tenure-Track Faculty.

    Bradway’s courses include Queer Narrative Theory, LGBTQ+ Literature, AIDS Literature, Reading for Form, and Experimental Fiction.



    Group Work: Queer Relationality and Social Narration, in progress.

    Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading. Palgrave, 2017.

    Edited Collections

    Queer Kinship: Race, Sex, Belonging, Form, co-edited with Elizabeth Freeman. Duke University Press, 2022.

    After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century, coedited with E.L. McCallum. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

    Special Issues

    “Unaccountably Queer.” differences, in progress.

    “Lively Words: The Politics and Poetics of Experimental Writing.” College Literature, 2019


    “The Queerness of Character-Details.” MLQ, forthcoming.

    “Graphic Attachment: Relational Formalism and Queer Dependency.” ASAP/J, 2023.

    “Queer Narrative Theory and the Relationality of Form.” PMLA, 2021

    “Sexual Disorientation: Queer Narratology and Affect Plots in New Narrative.” Textual Practice, 2021

    “Slow Burn: Dreadful Kinship and the Weirdness of Heteronormativity in It Follows.” Studies in the Fantastic, 2020

     “The Promise of Experimental Writing.” College Literature, 2019

    “Bad Reading: The Affective Relations of Queer Experimental Literature after AIDS.” GLQ, 2018

    “Queer Exuberance: The Politics of Affect in Jeanette Winterson’s Visceral Fiction.” Mosaic, 2015

    “Critical Immodesty and Other Grammars for Aesthetic Agency.” Stanford Arcade: Literature, Humanities, & the World, 2015

    “‘Permeable We!’: Affect and the Ethics of Intersubjectivity in Eve Sedgwick’s A Dialogue on Love.” GLQ, 2012

    Book Chapters

    “Reading Camp.” The Cambridge History of Queer American Literature, in progress.

    “Queer Formalisms.” New Departures in the Study of Gender and Narrative, in progress.

    “Affect and Aesthetics.” Routledge Companion to Literature and Politics, forthcoming

    “Geometric Kinship: Sensuous Abstraction and the Accumulation of Forms in Black Queer Kinaesthetics.” Routledge Companion to Queer Theory and Modernist Studies, forthcoming

    “Kincoherence / Kin-aesthetics / Kinematics,” with Elizabeth Freeman. Queer Kinship: Race, Sex, Belonging, Form, 2022

    “How Did It Come to This?: Talking Kinship with Kath Weston,” with Kath Weston and Elizabeth Freeman. Queer Kinship: Race, Sex, Belonging, Form, 2022

    “Inchoate Kinship: Psychoanalytic Narrative and the Performance of Queer Belonging in Are You My Mother?” The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In, 2020

    “Thinking Sideways, or An Untoward Genealogy of Queer Reading,” with E.L. McCallum. After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century, 2019

    “Literature in an Age of Plague: The AIDS Epidemic.” American Literature in Transition, 1980-1990, 2018

    Public Writing

    “What Constitutes a Family? Don’t Ask Conservatives,” with Elizabeth Freeman, The Nation, 2022

    “Queer Theory Now and the Pleasure of Movement,” with E.L. McCallum, FifteenEightyFour, 2019

    Book Reviews

    Review of Long Term: Essays on Queer Commitment, edited by Scott Herring and Lee Wallace, American Literary History, 2023

    “From Rogue Circulation to Queer Novel.” Review of Circulating Queerness: Before the Gay and Lesbian Novel by Natasha Hurley, GLQ, 2019

    Review of Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission by Kevin Ohi, Journal of the History of Sexuality, 2018

    Review of Education Out of Bounds: Reimagining Cultural Studies in a Posthuman Age by Tyson E. Lewis and Richard Kahn, symplokē, 2012

    “How to Do History with Pleasure.” Review of Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories by Elizabeth Freeman, Postmodern Culture, 2011

    Review of Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality by Dwight A. McBride, College Literature, 2006


    New Books Network, hosted by Sohini Chatterjee, 2022

    Queer Lit Podcast, hosted by Lena Mattheis, 2022.

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