This textual study attempts to subject the works of the Anglo-Irish writer, Elizabeth Bowen, to a poststructuralist re-reading from a lesbian feminist perspective. Hoogland's current research is preoccupied with configurations of lesbian sexuality in novels of female development in the 50s.
Rene C. Hoogland is Lecturer in Lesbian Studies/Comparative Literature at the University of Amsterdam. She has published articles on feminist/lesbian theory, postmodernism, women's and lesbian literature, and Hollywood cinema. She is now working on a book about sexual ambivalences in British and American cultural texts of the early 1960s.