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Eric Patterson teaches American literature, American cultural studies, and glbtq studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. He has written on the construction of authority in the police movies of Clint Eastwood, on a gay perspective on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, and on approaches to reducing homophobia at colleges and universities. A graduate of Amherst College and Yale University, he is author of On Brokeback Mountain: Meditations about Masculinity, Fear, and Love in the Story and the Film. Since 1988 he has lived with his partner, T.R. Forbes, a soil scientist and writer, near Ithaca, New York.

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literature >> The Western

A distinctive American narrative genre that has developed over more than two centuries, the Western is now consumed worldwide; characteristically depicting homosocial relationships, it is also frequently suffused with homoeroticism.

arts >> The Western

A distinctive American narrative genre that has developed over more than two centuries, the Western is now consumed worldwide; characteristically depicting homosocial relationships, it is also frequently suffused with homoeroticism.

   

 

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