Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

 

 

Age: 58

 

Summary: author whose critical writings on the uncertainties of sexual identity in fiction helped to create the discipline known as queer studies, who drew on feminist scholarship to reveal hidden sociosexual subplots in the works of writers like Charles Dickens and Henry James.

 

 

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

 

Born: May 2, 1950

 

Died: April 12, 2009

 

Location: New York City, New York