BIBLIOGRAPHY OF GAY AND LESBIAN HISTORY Compiled by Rictor Norton
INDEX: [General History] [Anthologies] [Pre-Modern Lesbian] [Modern Lesbian] [Literary History] [Language] [Art & Film] [Theory] [Famous Homosexuals] [Anthropology] [Ancient] [Medieval] [Early Modern] [Renaissance] [English Early Modern] [English Modern] [German] [Dutch] [French] [Spain & Portugal] [Other European] [Pre-Modern American] [Modern American] [China, India and Japan] [Middle East] [Latin America] [Africa] [Colonial and Non-European]
Updated 14 May 2012

Lesbian History: General

Bonnet, Marie-Jo
Un Choix sans équivoque: Recherches historiques sur les relations amoureuses entre les femmes XVIe-XXe siècle, Paris: Denoël, 1981.
Castle, Terry, ed.
The Literature of Lesbianism. Columbia University Press, 2003.
Collis, Rose
Portraits to the Wall: Historic Lesbian Lives Unveiled. London: Cassell, 1994.
Corinne, Tee
Women Who Loved Women. Portland: Pearlchild, 1984.
Faderman, Lillian (ed.)
Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present. New York: Viking Penguin, 1994.
Faderman, Lillian
Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love between Women from the Renaissance to the Present [1981]. Women's Press, 1985. Orig. pub. 1981. There are more recent editions.
Foster, Jeannette H.
Sex Variant Women in Literature. New York: Vantage Press, 1956.
Griffin, Gabriele
"History with a difference: Telling lesbian herstories", in Griffin, Outwrite (1993), 48-67.
Hastie, Nicki
"Lesbian bibliomythography", in Griffin, Outwrite (1993), 68-85.
Hobby, Elaine and White, Chris (eds)
What Lesbians Do In Books: Lesbians as Writers, Readers and Characters in Literature. London: Women's Press, 1991. "`Lesbians reading' deciphers lesbian meanings and lesbian moments in texts that are not explicitly lesbian . . . and the possibility of lesbian motifs in Sanskrit myth."
Kehoe, Monika (ed.)
Historical, Literary, and Erotic Aspects of Lesbianism. New York: Harrington Park Press, 1986.
Kitzinger, Jenny and Kitzinger, Celia
"`Doing it': Representations of lesbian sex", in Griffin, Outwrite (1993), 925.
Klaich, Dolores
Woman Plus Woman: Attitudes Toward Lesbianism. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974 (London: New English Library, 1975).
Maggiore, Dolores J.
Lesbianism: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to the Literature, 1976-1991. Scarecrow Press, 1993.
Nestle, Joan (ed.)
The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1992.
Oram, Alison
"Going on an outing: The historic house and queer public history", Rethinking History, 15:2, June: 189-207.
Oram, Alison
"Sexuality in Heterotopia: Time, space and love between women in the historic house", Women's History Review. 2012.
Oram, Alison and Turnbull, Annmarie (eds)
The Lesbian History Sourcebook: Love and sex between women in Britain from 1780-1970. London: Routledge, 2001
Richards, Dell
Lesbian Lists. Boston: Alyson, 1990.
Rupp, Leila J.
Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women, New York: New York University Press, 2009.
Todd, Janet
Women's Friendship in Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980.
Traub, Valerie
The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture, Cambridge University Press, 2002).
Vicinus, Martha (ed.)
Lesbian Subjects: A Feminist Studies Reader. Indiana University Press, 1996.

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