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CollectionsYour library (651), Currently reading (3), All collections (651)

Reviews2 reviews

Tagsart (301), British (259), 19th-century (235), Victorian (145), fiction (134), gay/homosexuality/queer (116), history (115), American (110), 20th-century (82), sculpture (79) — see all tags

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About meI'm a writer, an art historian, and a librarian, with a Ph.D. in art history. I am currently employed as the Curator of Art Properties at Columbia University. My colorful career past has included stints as an adjunct professor, bird handler, disc jockey, fortune teller, pianist, and receptionist. Check out my blog at

About my libraryart history (especially British, Victorian, sculpture, Pre-Raphaelites), gay/homosexuality/queer history and culture, and fiction (general, literature, and mysteries)


Favorite authorsJane Austen, A. S. Byatt, Agatha Christie, E. M. Forster, Toni Morrison, Barbara Pym, Ruth Rendell, Amy Tan, Sarah Waters, Oscar Wilde (Shared favorites)


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Real nameRoberto C. Ferrari

LocationNew York City

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/bklynbiblio (profile)
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Member sinceJul 9, 2009

Currently readingI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
Homage to the Emancipator: Hull and the William Wilberforce Monument by Carolyn Conroy

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Hello Roberto,

I was very interested in reading the abstract of your paper on John Gibson. I'm doing my master's thesis on an obscure Victorian Decadent writer, R Murray Gilchrist, who was similar in many ways to Vernon Lee. Both writers were allegedly gay and made frequent references to a wide range of writers, musicians, painters and sculptors who did sexual transgressive or homoerotic work. Lee makes passing reference to Gibson in her story "Dionea," and your paper shows that he fits this "coding" pattern. I'd be very interested in reading your paper in its entirety.

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