Elisa Glick

Elisa Glick
Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies
234 Tate Hall
Areas of Study: 
Critical Theory
Film Studies, Digital Storytelling, and Visual Studies
Modern and Contemporary Literature
Women's and Gender Studies in English
Research and Teaching: 

Queer studies, modernism and modernity, critical theory, fin-de-siècle literature and culture, visual arts, feminist theory

Elisa Glick teaches courses on twentieth-century literary and artistic culture, the decadent movement, queer literature and culture, and theories of gender and sexuality. She has published articles in Cultural Critique, Feminist Review, GLQ and Modern Fiction Studies. Glick's book, Materializing Queer Desire: Oscar Wilde to Andy Warhol (SUNY University Press, 2009), is a study of queer dandyism and its relation to the sphere of the commodity in modern literature and culture.


PhD 2001, Brown University

Select Publications: 
  • "Turn-of-the-Century Aestheticism and Decadence." The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature. Ed. E.L.  McCallum and Mikko Tuhkanen.  Cambridge UP, 2014.
  • Materializing Queer Desire: Oscar Wilde to Andy Warhol. SUNY University Press, 2009.
  • "Teaching Wallace Thurman's 'Infants of the Spring'." Teaching the Harlem Renaissance: Course Design and Classroom Strategies. Ed. Michael Soto. New York: Peter Lang, 2008. 187-191. www.peterlang.com
  • co-authored with Linda Garber, Sharon Holland, Daniel Balderston and José Quiroga. "New Directions in Multiethnic, Racial, and Global Queer Studies." GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 10.1 (2003): 123-137.
  • "Harlem's Queer Dandy: African American Modernism and the Artifice of Blackness." Modern Fiction Studies 49.3 (Fall 2003) [Special Issue: Racechange and the Fictions of Identity]: 414-442.
  • "The Dialectics of Dandyism." Cultural Critique 48 (Spring 2001): 129-163.
  • "Sex Positive: Feminism, Queer Theory, and the Politics of Transgression." Feminist Review 64 (Spring 2000) [Special Millennium Issue, Feminism 2000: One Step Beyond?]: 19-45
Awards and Honors: 
  • William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, 2015
  • Mizzou Inclusive Excellence Award, 2015
  • Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award, 2006
  • Catalyst Award for Outstanding Service to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community, 2002