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Richard Vytniorgu

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I am a literary scholar and specialist in literature and culture from 1890 to the present, with a focus on women's writing, feminism and sex, sexuality and gender, and I teach literature from the nineteenth century to the present.


I am currently writing a book on gay male effeminacy and the experience of belonging in contemporary online and offline narratives, focusing on the intersections of gay bottom identity, gender nonconformity, and marginalisation across Western and non-Western narratives.


I also have research interests in pedagogy, Higher Education, and student experience.


In 2019 I published a monograph - The Butterfly Hatch - on the late-modernist writing of bisexual writer, Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), examining her interests in aesthetics, wisdom, and personal and cultural transformation.