Jonathan Dollimore

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1948 –

20

Who is Jonathan Dollimore?

Jonathan G Dollimore is an English sociologist and social theorist in the fields of Renaissance literature, gender studies, queer theory, art, censorship, history of ideas, death studies, decadence, and cultural theory.

After leaving school at fifteen he took various jobs, before returning, as a mature student, to Keele University, where he achieved his BA, and the University of London, which awarded him his PhD

As a Reader at the University of Sussex, he co-founded with Alan Sinfield the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence, which, as he remembers in Sex, Literature and Censorship, 'attracted some notoriety for being the first of its kind in the country'. He later became Professor of English and Related Literature at the University of York. Dollimore is credited with making major interventions in debates on sexuality and desire; Renaissance literary culture; art and censorship, and; cultural theory.

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Born
1948
Leighton Buzzard
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of London
  • Keele University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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