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Andrew Rimby

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Email: Andrew.Rimby@stonybrook.edu

Office: Humanities 1110

Andrew Rimby is a Ph.D. Candidate and Instructor in the English department at Stony Brook University. He researches nineteenth-century American and Victorian literature from a queer trans-Atlantic perspective. His dissertation examines the resurgence of the myth of Narcissus in mid to late-nineteenth-century American and Victorian texts that rely on the myth to establish homoerotic male desire. In May 2017, he was a seminar participant in International Whitman Week in Creteil, France. Currently, he is helping to organize events with Professor Susan Scheckel that will take place in May 2019, in honor of Whitman's bicentennial. They are organizing an immersive tour of Stony Brook Village to bring to life Whitman's poetry and prose and are collaborating with the Long Island Museum and the Walt Whitman Birthplace. He is part of the Whitman Bicentennial Consortium organized by Karen Karbiener (Clinical Professor at NYU Liberal Studies). At Stony Brook, he participated in a panel on increasing gender inclusive bathrooms on campus at the #HeforShe conference (2016). He also presented at "The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" conference (2015) on The City and the Pillar.