The Eve Kosofsky Sedgwck Archives at Duke University Are Now Available to Researchers

The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has announced that the Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Papers are now available for research.

Dr. Sedgwick, who died from breast cancer in 2009 at the age of 58, was a poet, artist, literary critic, and teacher. As a faculty member in the English department at Duke from 1988-1997 her work helped establish the institution as an intellectual leader in the critical study of sexuality. She is best known as one of the founders of the field of Queer Theory.

The Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Papers are comprised of 130 linear feet of materials that document her scholarly career, her artistic expression, and her personal life. Researchers will find Professor Sedgwick’s writings and speeches as well as the writings of others; her notebooks and calendars; research, teaching, and activism files; event and travel files; correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia; legal, medical, and financial materials; and books and other published material. The collection also includes her art such as works on paper, textile, clay, glass, ceramic, and other works.

Dr. Sedwick was a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She earned a Ph.D. at Yale University. At the time of her death, she was a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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