The following works speak to specific aspects we are focusing on in this course and are intended for further study.

Sexology, Medical Science, Legal History

  • Bland, Lucy, and Laura Doan, eds.  Sexology Uncesored: The Documents of Sexual Science.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
  • Rosario, Vernon A. (ed.). Science and Homosexualities.  New York and London: Routledge, 1997.
  • Upchurch, Charles.  Before Wilde: Sex between Men in Britain’s Age of Reform.  Berkeley et al.: University of California Press, 2009.
  • Vicinus, Martha.  “’They Wonder to Which Sex I Belong’: The Historical Roots of the Modern Lesbian Identity.”  Feminist Studies 18.3 (1992): 467-97.

Lesbian Literature (Literary Criticism and Biography)

  • Dickinson, Lovat.  Radclyffe Hall at the Well of Loneliness: A Sapphic Chronicle. New York: Scribner, 1975.
  • Doan, Laura, and Jay Prosser, eds.  Palatable Poison: Critical Perspectives on The Well of Loneliness.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.
  • Green, Laura.  “Hall of Mirrors: Radclyffe Hall’s ‘The Well of Loneliness’ and Modernist Fictions of Identity.”  Twentieth Century Literature 49.3 (2003): 277-97.
  • Halberstam, Judith [Jack].  “’A Writer of Misfits’: John Radclyffe Hall and the Discourse of Inversion.”  Chapter 3 in Female Masculinity. Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.  75-110.
  • Newton, Esther.  “The Mythic Mannish Lesbian: Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman.”  Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 9 (1984): 557-75.

Queer Theory

  • Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky.  Epistemology of the Closet.  Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1990.
  • Serano, Julia.  Whipping Girl

Film Studies

  • Benshoff, Harry, and Sean Griffin, eds.  Queer Cinema: The Film Reader.  New York and London: Routledge, 2004.
  • Dyer, Richard, and Julianne Pidduck. Now You See It: Studies on Lesbian and Gay Film.  2nd ed. London and New York: Routledge, 2003.
  • Rich, B Ruby.  New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut.  Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2013.
  • Russo, Vito. The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies

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