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Alison Hennegan is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall. She is also a prominent campaigner for gay and lesbian rights in the UK and a journalist. Hennegan's academic work focuses on lesbian and gay themes in English literature, particularly in British Modernism. She began writing her PhD thesis, “Literature and the Homosexual Cult, 1890–1920” in Cambridge in 1970, but her heavy involvement in gay activism forced her to put her research on hold. She returned to the academy in the 1980s and has published articles on the lesbian reader, Oscar Wilde and the Symbolist and decadent movements of the late nineetenth and early twentieth centuries. Other academic publications include scholarly introductions to the Virago Modern Classics editions of Adam’s Breed and

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  • Alison Hennegan is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall. She is also a prominent campaigner for gay and lesbian rights in the UK and a journalist. Hennegan's academic work focuses on lesbian and gay themes in English literature, particularly in British Modernism. She began writing her PhD thesis, “Literature and the Homosexual Cult, 1890–1920” in Cambridge in 1970, but her heavy involvement in gay activism forced her to put her research on hold. She returned to the academy in the 1980s and has published articles on the lesbian reader, Oscar Wilde and the Symbolist and decadent movements of the late nineetenth and early twentieth centuries. Other academic publications include scholarly introductions to the Virago Modern Classics editions of Adam’s Breed and
  • Alison Hennegan é uma oradora na Universidade de Cambridge e um Membro da Trinity Hall. Também é uma activista proeminente para os direitos dos gays e lésbicas no Reino Unido e uma jornalista. O trabalho académico de Hennegan foca-se nos temas gay e lésbico na literatura Inglesa, particularmente no modernismo britânico. Começou a escrever a sua tese, Literature and the Homossexual Cult, 1890-1920 (Literatura e Culto Homossexual), em Cambridge em 1970, mas o seu grande envolvimento no activismo gay forçou-a a suspender a sua pesquisa. Voltou à academia nos anos 80 e publicou vários artigos sobre lésbicas, Oscar Wilde e o Simbolismo e movimentos decadentes no fim dos anos 90 e início de século 20. Outras publicações académicas incluem introduções para as edições de Virago Modern Classics de
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  • Alison Hennegan é uma oradora na Universidade de Cambridge e um Membro da Trinity Hall. Também é uma activista proeminente para os direitos dos gays e lésbicas no Reino Unido e uma jornalista. O trabalho académico de Hennegan foca-se nos temas gay e lésbico na literatura Inglesa, particularmente no modernismo britânico. Começou a escrever a sua tese, Literature and the Homossexual Cult, 1890-1920 (Literatura e Culto Homossexual), em Cambridge em 1970, mas o seu grande envolvimento no activismo gay forçou-a a suspender a sua pesquisa. Voltou à academia nos anos 80 e publicou vários artigos sobre lésbicas, Oscar Wilde e o Simbolismo e movimentos decadentes no fim dos anos 90 e início de século 20. Outras publicações académicas incluem introduções para as edições de Virago Modern Classics de Adam's Breed e The Well of Loneliness por Radclyffe Hall. O seu trabalho no jornalismo literário incluiu um período como Editora da revista britânica Gay News (1977-83), e artigos regulares no semanário New Statesman (1984-88). Também foi uma proeminente activista dos direitos homossexuais no Reino Unido: serviu como vice presidente da Campanha para a Igualdade Homossexual (1975-77) e organizadora nacional para o conselho gay da organização de FRIEND.
  • Alison Hennegan is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall. She is also a prominent campaigner for gay and lesbian rights in the UK and a journalist. Hennegan's academic work focuses on lesbian and gay themes in English literature, particularly in British Modernism. She began writing her PhD thesis, “Literature and the Homosexual Cult, 1890–1920” in Cambridge in 1970, but her heavy involvement in gay activism forced her to put her research on hold. She returned to the academy in the 1980s and has published articles on the lesbian reader, Oscar Wilde and the Symbolist and decadent movements of the late nineetenth and early twentieth centuries. Other academic publications include scholarly introductions to the Virago Modern Classics editions of Adam’s Breed and The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. Her work in literary journalism has included a period as Literary Editor of the London fortnightly magazine Gay News (1977–83), and regular articles in the weekly New Statesman (1984–88). She has also been a prominent gay rights activist in the UK: she served as a Vice-Chair of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (1975–77) and National Organizer for the gay counselling organization FRIEND.
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