Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
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