katrien de moor



katrien Katrien De Moor is a graduate of Ghent University and the University of Hull. In 2003 she received her PhD in English from Ghent University; her dissertation was entitled "From Ashes Humor to Literary Ethics of Care: Resistant Strategies in HIV/AIDS Fiction and Memoirs". Her publications include articles on queer sexual ethics in HIV/AIDS narratives, on literary care ethics in AIDS physicians' memoirs, and on humor and sick role subversions in queer HIV/AIDS writings. She has taught gender and queer studies at the University of Antwerp and Ghent University and is currently a part-time postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University, where she is working on a project about queer literary kinship in a number of U.S. and Canadian cities (New York City, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Toronto). (Project title: "A literary sociological and comparative textual study of the significance of urban networks for U.S. and Canadian LGTB authors"; project supervisor: Prof. Bart Keunen).

selected bibliography

  • K. De Moor. “Diseased Pariahs and Difficult Patients: Humour and Sick Role Subversions in Queer HIV/AIDS Narratives”. Cultural Studies, Vol. 19, No. 6, November 2005: 737-754 (Special Issue: Genealogies of Disability, ed. Lisa Diedrich, Routledge).

  • K. De Moor. “The Doctor’s Role of Witness and Companion: Medical and Literary Ethics of Care in AIDS Physicians’ Memoirs”. Literature and Medicine 22, No. 2 (Fall 2003): 208-229 (The Johns Hopkins University Press).

  • K. De Moor. "Care Through Storytelling: Ethics of (Literary) Care in Rebecca Brown's The Gifts of the Body and 'A Good Man'". Accepted for publication by the editor of Remember AIDS? (ed. Chris Bell)

  • B. Biebuyck, G. Buelens, K. De Moor, B. Keunen, G. Martens, D. Praet, A. Roose and W. Verbaal. Negen Muzen, Tien Geboden. Historische en methodologische gevalstudies over de interactie tussen literatuur en ethiek. Gent: Ginkgo/AcademiaPress 2005.

  • K. De Moor. “Queer seksuele ethiek in de Amerikaanse HIV/aids-literatuur: Het onthullen van fatalisme en taboes rond (un)safe sex”. Jaarboek 2005 seksualiteit, relaties en geboorteregeling (Antwerpen: Sensoa, 2004): 233-245.