Claude J. Summers

Claude J. Summers, Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. A pioneer in the glbtq studies movement, he has published widely on seventeenth- and twentieth-century English literature, including book-length studies of E. M. Forster and Christopher Isherwood, as well as Gay Fictions: Wilde to Stonewall and Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment England: Literary Representations in Historical Context. He was also general editor of the first two volumes in the Queer Encyclopedia series.

In 1996, Professor Summers won a Lambda Literary Award for The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Works. The revised edition of The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage was named one of the best reference books of 2003 by the New York Public Library. Summers lives in New Orleans.

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