Photograph of Christopher Reed

Christopher Reed is Distinguished Professor of English and Visual Culture at the Pennsylvania State University, where he directs the dual-title PhD program in Visual Studies. His scholarship and teaching engage with a wide range of art, design, and popular visual culture. His books include the award-winning Bachelor Japanists: Japanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities (2017), Art and Homosexuality: A History of Ideas (2011), the co-authored If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past (2012), Bloomsbury Rooms: Modernism, Subculture, and Domesticity (2004), and the anthology Not at Home: The Suppression of Domesticity in Modern Art and Architecture (1996). Recent projects have focused on the intersections of painting and poetry in work of Warren and Jane Rohrer, on practices of extra-illustration of Hawthorne’s The Marble Faun, and on the reception of modernist Japanese prints in the US.