Remembering Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Staff at the Library were deeply saddened today by news of the passing of pioneering scholar, and LGBT Committee Ambassador, Eve Kosofksy Sedgwick. Sedgwick's breakthrough studies, like Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire and Epistemology of the Closet, transformed LGBT scholarship across the humanities. She taught us to read in a whole new way---not to read homosexuality as much as the productive power of its invisibility. She also radically widened the possibilities of scholarship with deeply personal, vulnerable, autobiographical thinking, like her essay "White Glasses." An entire generation of scholars are deeply in her debt.