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Looi van Kessel

Looi van Kessel, PhD Student at Leiden University and Editor at Arabesken: Journal of the Louis Couperus Society and Chair at LUCAS PhD Council
Looi van Kessel

Looi van Kessel is a PhD researcher at LUCAS in the department of Comparative Literature. His dissertation is about the American author James Purdy, melodrama and sexuality. Central to his research is Purdy's resistance against sexual identity and the political strategies of the Gay Liberation Movement of the 1960s and 70s. Looi also teaches in the minor program Gender and Sexuality, he is editor for Arabesken, Journal of the Louis Couperus Society and he chairs the LUCAS PhD council.

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