This list relates to the semester Semester One 2019-2020 which ended on 26/01/2020
  1. Primary texts 15 items
    1. Proxies: a memoir in twenty-four attempts - Brian Blanchfield 2017

      Book 

    2. Physical - Andrew McMillan 2015

      Book Essential

    3. The argonauts - Maggie Nelson 2016

      Book 

    4. Flèche - Mary Jean Chan 2019

      Book 

    5. This brutal house - Niven Govinden 2019

      Book 

    6. Freshwater - Akwaeke Emezi 2019

      Book Essential

    7. Oranges are not the only fruit - Jeanette Winterson 2014

      Book Essential

    8. Fun home: a family tragicomic - Alison Bechdel 2006

      Book Essential

    9. Blackwater lightship - Colm Tóibín 2000

      Book Essential

    10. The swimming-pool library - Alan Hollinghurst 2015

      Book Essential

    11. Tipping the velvet - Sarah Waters 1999 (2008 printing)

      Book Essential

    12. Children of the sun - Max Schaefer 2011

      Book Essential

    13. Written on the body - Jeanette Winterson 1992

      Book Essential

    14. Physical - Andrew McMillan 2015

      Book Essential

    15. Girl meets boy - Ali Smith 2015

      Book Essential

  2. Andrew McMillan 6 items
  3. General Background Reading 33 items
    1. Queer intentions: a (personal) journey through LGBTQ+ culture - Amelia Abraham 2019

      Book Further reading

    2. Cultural politics - queer reading - Alan Sinfield c1994

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading Useful introduction to queer theory and politics.

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

      Book Further reading

    5. The queer art of failure - Judith Halberstam 2011

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

    7. Queer theories - Donald E. Hall 2003

      Book Further reading Very useful primer on queer theory

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

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

    10. Epistemology of the closet - Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 2008

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

    12. 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

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

      Book Further reading

    14. Gay life stories - Robert Aldrich 2012

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

    18. 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.

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

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading useful intro to queer theory.

    23. The Cambridge history of gay and lesbian literature 2014

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

    26. Gender queer: a memoir - Maia Kobabe 2019

      Book Further reading

    27. Freshwater - Akwaeke Emezi 2019

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

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

      Book Further reading

  4. Max Schaefer 6 items
    1. Gay skins: class, masculinity and queer appropriation - Murray Healy 1996

      Book Further reading

    2. Hate: my life in the British far right - Matthew Collins c2012

      Book Further reading

    3. The other face of terror: inside Europe's neo-Nazi network - Ray Hill, Andrew Bell 1988

      Book Further reading

    4. Skinhead OUT! Part 1 26/10/2009

      Audio-visual document Further reading This is the first part of Out, the programme Crane came out in, "Skin Complex." The rest of the documentary is linked from this one.

  5. Jeanette Winterson 18 items
    1. Jeanette Winterson - Susana Onega Jaâen, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Further reading

    2. Jeanette Winterson - Sonya Andermahr 2009

      Book Further reading

    3. Jeanette Winterson: a contemporary critical guide - Sonya Andermahr c2007

      Book Further reading

    4. Jeanette Winterson: Oranges are not the only fruit ; The Passion ; Sexing the cherry ; The powerbook - Jonathan Noakes, Margaret Reynolds 2003

      Book Essential This is aimed at A Level students, so is a bit basic in places, but contains some useful material.

    5. 'I'm Telling You Stories': Jeanette Winterson and the Politics of Reading - Tim Woods, Helena Grice, Helena Grice 1998

      Book Further reading By two of the English department!

    6. Art objects: essays on ecstasy and effrontery - Jeanette Winterson 1996

      Book Essential Essays by Winterson on the power of language, life, love, you name it. VERY useful context.

    7. Other sexes: rewriting difference from Woolf to Winterson - Andrea L. Harris c2000

      Book Further reading

    8. The Limits of autobiography: trauma and testimony - Leigh Gilmore 2001

      Book Further reading Interesting chapter on Written On The Body.

    9. The counter-memorial impulse in twentieth-century English fiction - Sarah Henstra c2009

      Book Further reading Useful chapter on Written on the Body

    10. "'You see, I am no stranger to love': Jeanette Winterson and the extasy of the word." - Celia Shiffer

      Article  Quite a theoretically dense essay, but very interesting. Discusses Winterson's depiction of love in a number of her books, particularly WOTB.

    11. ""Voices under Water": Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" - Beatrice Bijon

      Article  Interesting essay on Oranges that offers a queer, rather than a lesbian, reading of the novel.

    12. Lines on lesbian sex: the politics of representing lesbian sex in the age of AIDS - Gabrielle Griffin

      Article  Interesting discussion of Oranges

    13. Ecocriticism and women writers: environmentalist poetics of Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, and Ali Smith - Justyna Kostkowska 2013

      Book Further reading Interesting approach to WOTB.

    14. Jeanette Winterson, stone gods, oranges are not the only fruit, Jeanette Winterson latest news, Jeanette Winterson journalism, Jeanette Winterson monthly column

      Website Further reading Winterson's own website - lots of brilliant stuff in here; journalism, short stories, what can only be classified as rants... Have a poke about.

  6. 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

  7. Colm Toibin 13 items
    1. Reading Colm Tóibín - Paul Delaney c2008

      Book Further reading

    2. Recovering memory: Irish representations of past and present - Hedda Friberg-Harnesk, Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Lene Yding Pedersen, ebrary, Inc 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Further reading Includes chapter on TBL

    3. An Interview with Colm Toibin - Joseph Wiesenfarth

      Article Further reading

    4. The politics of rebirth in Colm Tóibín's ‘Three Friends’ and ‘A Long Winter’ - Robinson Murphy

      Article Further reading Misguiding title - v useful discussion of Toibin's appropriation of Catholic rites in a number of his works, including TBL.

    5. A Different Story: The Writings of Colm Toibin - Eibhear Walshe

      Book Further reading

    6. Mother/country: politics of the personal in the fiction of Colm Ti̤bn̕ - Kathleen Costello-Sullivan c2012

      Book Further reading

    7. Reading Colm Tóibín - Paul Delaney c2008

      Book Further reading

  8. Alan Hollinghurst 16 items
    1. Alan Hollinghurst: writing under the influence 2016

      Book Essential

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

      Book Further reading

    3. Textuality and sexuality: reading theories and practices - Judith Still, Michael Worton c1993

      Book Further reading This book contains Chambers, R. (1993) Messing around: gayness and loiterature in Alan Hollinghurst's 'The swimming pool library'. pp: 207-217

    4. Alan Hollinghurst and the vitality of influence - Allan Johnson 2014

      Book Further reading

    5. ''Mappings of Secrecy and Disclosure'': - Thomas Dukes 25/09/1996

      Article Further reading

    6. Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 214, Alan Hollinghurst

      Webpage Further reading The 'Paris Review' interviews are always worth reading - they're very skillfully done, and even though this one isn't specifically on TSPL, there's a lot of useful, fascinating material in it.

    7. British culture of the postwar: an introduction to literature and society, 1945-1999 - Alastair Davies, Alan Sinfield 2000

      Book Further reading Very useful chapter on gay fiction which gives some really useful context on gay life and the changes in the law during the 20thC, as well as a useful discussion of TSPL.

    8. Posting the male: masculinities in post-war and contemporary British literature - Daniel Lea, Berthold Schoene-Harwood 2003

      Book Further reading See the chapter 'Alan Hollinghurst and Metropolitan Gay Identities' by Emma Liggins

  9. Sarah Waters 15 items
    1. Sarah Waters: contemporary critical perspectives 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Currently the only book of criticism on SW. Generally useful, and contains an interesting interview.

    2. “Ladies in Peril”: Sarah Waters on neo-Victorian narrative celebrations and why she stopped writing about the Victorian era - Abigail Dennis

      Article Further reading Really interesting article that ranges across SW's whole career, with some useful material on TTV.

    3. The Neo-Victorian Sexsation: Literary Excursions into the Nineteenth Century Erotic - Marie-Luise Kohlke

      Article Further reading No, I don't know what a 'sexation' is, either. But what a learning outcome for the module...

    4. The woman's historical novel: British women writers, 1900-2000 - Diana Wallace 2008

      Book Further reading Useful general background on where SW fits in relation to the development of historical fiction post-1950.

    5. History and cultural memory in neo-Victorian fiction: Victorian afterimages - Kate Mitchell c2010

      Book Further reading Doesn't have a specific section on TTV, but the introduction is an excellent guide to neo-Victorian fiction.

    6. Metafiction and metahistory in contemporary women's writing - Ann Heilmann, Mark Llewellyn 2007

      Book Further reading Useful chapter by Mark Llewellyn on the politics of genre in SW's work.

  10. 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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