Tyler Bradway (he/they) is Associate Professor of English at SUNY Cortland and coordinator of the MA in English program.

Bradway is the author of Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading (Palgrave, 2017; paperback 2019). He is co-editor (with Elizabeth Freeman) of Queer Kinship: Race, Sex, Belonging, Form (Duke, forthcoming 2022) and (with E.L. McCallum) of After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century (Cambridge, 2019), which won a CHOICE award. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as PMLA, GLQ, MLQ, Textual Practice, College Literature, ASAP/J, Stanford Arcade, Studies in the Fantastic, and Mosaic and various collections on contemporary literature and queer theory.

Bradway is writing a book tentatively titled “Group Work: Queer Relationality and Social Narration” and editing “Unaccountably Queer,” a special issue of differences that will mark the 20th anniversary of Judith Butler’s Giving an Account of Oneself (2005).

Bradway received his Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University, where he was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. He attended the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University, Project Narrative at The Ohio State University, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Haverford College.

In 2017, Bradway was awarded SUNY Cortland’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenure Track Faculty. His courses include LGBTQ+ Literature, AIDS Literature, Queer Theory, Reading for Form, and Postwar American Fiction.


Rutgers University

Ph.D., Literatures in English, 2013

M.A., Literatures in English, 2009

Cornell University

School of Criticism and Theory, 2007

West Chester University

B.A., summa cum laude, English and Women’s Studies, 2006



Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Paperback edition published in 2019.

After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Centuryco-edited with E.L. McCallum, Cambridge University Press, 2019.

  • Awarded Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2019

Special Issues

“Lively Words: The Politics and Poetics of Experimental Writing,” special issue of College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies vol. 46, no. 1, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.

Articles and Essays

“Queer Narrative Theory and the Relationality of Form.” PMLA, 2021.

“Sexual Disorientation: Queer Narratology and Affect Plots in New Narrative.” Textual Practice, 2020.

“Slow Burn: Dreadful Kinship and the Weirdness of Heteronormativity in It Follows.” Studies in the Fantastic, 2020.

 “The Promise of Experimental Writing.” College Literature, 2019

“Bad Reading: The Affective Relations of Queer Experimental Literature after AIDS.” GLQ, 2018

“Queer Exuberance: The Politics of Affect in Jeanette Winterson’s Visceral Fiction.” Mosaic, 2015

“Critical Immodesty and Other Grammars for Aesthetic Agency.” Stanford Arcade: Literature, Humanities, & the World, 2015

“‘Permeable We!’: Affect and the Ethics of Intersubjectivity in Eve Sedgwick’s A Dialogue on Love.” GLQ, 2012

Book Chapters

“Affect and Aesthetics,” The Routledge Guide to Politics and Literature in English, edited by Matthew Stratton, under contract.

“Kincoherence / Kin-aesthetics / Kinematics,” with Elizabeth Freeman. Queer Kinship: Race, Sex, Belonging, Form, forthcoming 2022.

“How Did It Come to This?: Talking Kinship with Kath Weston,” with Kath Weston and Elizabeth Freeman. Queer Kinship: Race, Sex, Belonging, Form, forthcoming 2022.

“Geometric Kinship: Sensuous Abstraction and Renee Gladman’s Black Queer Kinaesthetics.” Routledge Companion to Queer Theory and Modernist Studies, forthcoming, 2022.

“Inchoate Kinship: Psychoanalytic Narrative and the Performance of Queer Belonging in Are You My Mother?” The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In, 2020

“Thinking Sideways, or An Untoward Genealogy of Queer Reading,” with E.L. McCallum. After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century, 2019

“Literature in an Age of Plague: The AIDS Epidemic.” American Literature in Transition, 1980-1990, 2018

Short Essays and Reviews

“Queer Theory Now and the Pleasure of Movement,” with E.L. McCallum, FifteenEightyFour, 2019

“From Rogue Circulation to Queer Novel.” Review of Circulating Queerness: Before the Gay and Lesbian Novel by Natasha Hurley, GLQ, 2019

Review of Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission by Kevin Ohi, Journal of the History of Sexuality, 2018

Review of Education Out of Bounds: Reimagining Cultural Studies in a Posthuman Age by Tyson E. Lewis and Richard Kahn, symplokē, 2012

“How to Do History with Pleasure.” Review of Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories by Elizabeth Freeman, Postmodern Culture, 2011

Review of Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality by Dwight A. McBride, College Literature, 2006

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