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  1. Primary texts 8 items
    1. Proxies: a memoir in twenty-four attempts - Brian Blanchfield 2017

      Book Further reading

    2. Physical - Andrew McMillan 2015

      Book Essential

    3. The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson 2016

      Book Essential

    4. Flêche - Mary Jean Chan 2019

      Book Essential

    5. This Brutal House - Niven Govinden 2019

      Book Essential

    6. Freshwater - Akwaeke Emezi 2019

      Book Essential

    7. Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic - Alison Bechdel 2006

      Book Essential

    8. Girl Meets Boy - Ali Smith 2015

      Book Essential

  2. Andrew McMillan 6 items
  3. General Background Reading 34 items
    1. Queer Theory Now - Hannah McCann, Whitney Monaghan 14/11/2019

      Book Further reading

    2. Queer intentions: a (personal) journey through LGBTQ+ culture - Amelia Abraham 2019

      Book Further reading

    3. Cultural politics - queer reading - Alan Sinfield c1994

      Book Further reading

    4. That's revolting!: queer strategies for resisting assimilation - Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Further reading Useful introduction to queer theory and politics.

    5. Playing with fire: queer politics, queer theories - Shane Phelan 1997

      Book Further reading

    6. The queer art of failure - Judith Halberstam 2011

      Book Further reading

    7. The Ashgate research companion to queer theory - Noreen Giffney, Michael O'Rourke 2009

      Book Further reading

    8. Queer theories - Donald E. Hall 2003

      Book Further reading Very useful primer on queer theory

    9. Something inside: conversations with gay fiction writers ©1999

      Book Further reading

    10. Gay male fiction since Stonewall: ideology, conflict, and aesthetics - Les Brookes 2010

      Book Further reading

    11. Epistemology of the closet - Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 2008

      Book Further reading

    12. A lesbian history of Britain: love and sex between women since 1500 - Rebecca Jennings 2007

      Book Further reading

    13. A gay history of Britain: love and sex between men since the Middle Ages - Matt Cook, Robert Mills, Randolph Trumbach, Harry Cocks 2007

      Book Further reading

    14. Hidden from history: reclaiming the gay and lesbian past - Martin B. Duberman, Martha Vicinus, George Chauncey 1991, c1989

      Book Further reading

    15. Gay life stories - Robert Aldrich 2012

      Book Further reading

    16. Homoplot: the coming-out story and gay, lesbian and bisexual identity - Esther Saxey 2008

      Book Further reading

    17. Tomboys and bachelor girls: a lesbian history of post-war Britain 1945-71 - Rebecca Jennings 2007

      Book Further reading

    18. A companion to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies - George E. Haggerty, Molly McGarry 2007

      Book Further reading

    19. In a queer time and place: transgender bodies, subcultural lives - Judith Halberstam c2005

      Book Further reading Useful generally - and Halberstam is one of the leading thinkers in this field. Particularly useful for WOTB, Middlesex and GMB.

    20. A companion to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies - George E. Haggerty, Molly McGarry 2007

      Book Further reading

    21. Queer studies: an interdisciplinary reader - Robert J. Corber, Stephen M. Valocchi 2003

      Book Further reading

    22. A Genealogy of queer theory - William B. Turner 2000

      Book Further reading

    23. Queer theory: an introduction - Annamarie Jagose 1996 (2003 printing)

      Book Further reading useful intro to queer theory.

    24. The Cambridge history of gay and lesbian literature 2014

      Book Further reading

    25. The Hirschfeld archives: violence, death, and modern queer culture - Heike Bauer 2017

      Book Further reading

    26. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Theory - Jeffrey R. Di Leo 2018

      Book Further reading

    27. Gender queer: a memoir - Maia Kobabe 2019

      Book Further reading

    28. Freshwater - Akwaeke Emezi 2019

      Book Further reading

    29. Queer brown voices: personal narratives of Latina/o LGBT activism 2015, ©2015

      Book Further reading

    30. On earth we're briefly gorgeous - Ocean Vuong 2019

      Book Further reading

    31. Girl, woman, other - Bernardine Evaristo 2019, ©2019

      Book Further reading

  4. Alison Bechdel 18 items
    1. Alison Bechdel: Conversations - Rachel R. Martin 2018

      Book 

    2. Comics, comix & graphic novels - Roger Sabin 1996

      Book Further reading Useful general background on the graphic novel

    3. The art of the book: from medieval manuscript to graphic novel - James Bettley, Victoria and Albert Museum 2001

      Book Further reading

    4. Graphic subjects: critical essays on autobiography and graphic novels - Michael A. Chaney, ebrary, Inc c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Further reading

    5. The essential dykes to watch out for - Alison Bechdel 2009

      Book Further reading This is what bechdel did, mainly, before she became famous with Fun Home. Useful context. Also fantastic writing and art work!

    6. Reading comics: how graphic novels work and what they mean - Douglas Wolk c2007

      Book Further reading Useful material on the graphic novel, and AB in particular

    7. Graphic women: life narrative and contemporary comics - Hillary L. Chute, ebrary, Inc 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Further reading

    8. Alison Bechdel - Creating "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" 16/4/2009

      Audio-visual document Further reading An hour-long lecture given by Bechdel at Cornell University. Definitely worth making time for; lots of useful context, and she reads some sections aloud, which will give you a good insight into what she hopes the book will convey to us.

    9. No straight lines: four decades of queer comics - Justin Hall c2012

      Book Further reading Not on Bechdel, but useful and interesting context.

    10. The Cambridge companion to the graphic novel 2017

      Book Essential

  5. Ali Smith 11 items
    1. GenderQueer: voices from beyond the sexual binary - Joan Nestle, Clare Howell, Riki Anne Wilchins 2002

      Book Further reading

    2. Ali Smith - Monica Germanà, Emily Horton 2013

      Book Essential This is the only collection of criticism on Smith. It's pretty good.

    3. AN INTERTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF THE NOVEL GIRL MEETS BOY AND THE USE OF FEMINIST AND QUEER THEORY BY ALI SMITH IN HER RECEPTION OF THE TALE OF IPHIS FROM OVID’S METAMORPHOSES (9.666-797) - Holly Anne Ranger

      Document Further reading This is student work, albeit MPhil level. It's very interesting, and gives a thorough overview of Smith's adaptation of the Ovid myth this novella is based on. useful if you're thinking about the fluidity of narrative and identity, or about adaptation.

    4. Ali Smith interviewed by Caroline Smith - Caroline Smith

      Document Further reading

    5. Scottish women's gothic and fantastic writing: fiction since 1978 - Monica Germanáa, ebrary, Inc c2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Further reading

    6. Ali Smith - Jeanette Winterson

      Webpage Further reading Winterson is a big fan of Smith's writing, as is probably obvious from this article!

    7. The Quietus | Features | Tome On The Range | The Art Of Conversation: Ali Smith Interviewed

      Webpage Further reading Ali Smith talking about the point of art. And other stuch minor issues.

    8. Queer theories - Donald E. Hall, ebrary, Inc 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Further reading

    9. All there is: an interview about the short story - ALI SMITH 03/08/2010

      Article Further reading Only about GMB in passing, but lots of useful material on Smith's ideas about gender, writing and fluidity.

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