INDEX: [General History] [Anthologies] [Lesbian: General] [Pre-Modern Lesbian] [Modern Lesbian] [Language] [Theory] [Famous Homosexuals] [Art and Film] [Anthropology] [Ancient] [Medieval] [Early Modern] [Renaissance] [European] [English Early Modern] [English Modern] [German] [Dutch] [French] [Spain & Portugal] [Pre-Modern American] [Modern American] [China, India and Japan] [Middle East] [Latin America] [Africa] [Colonial and Non-European]
Updated 22 May 2015

Literary History

Aldrich, Robert
The Seduction of the Mediterranean: Writing, Art and Homosexual Fantasy. London: Routledge, 1993.
Anders, John P.
Willa Cather's Sexual Aesthetics and the Male Homosexual Literary Tradition. University of Nebraska Press, due for publication December 1999.
Andreadis, Hariette
Sappho in Early Modern England: Female Same-Sex Literary Erotics, 1550-1714. University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Apter, Emily S.
André Gide and the Codes of Homosexuality. 1987.
Austen, Roger
Genteel Pagan: The Double Life of Charles Warren Stoddard. University of Massachusetts Press, 1995.
Austen, Roger
Playing the Game: The Homosexual Novel in America. Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1977.
Bakshi, Parminder Kaur
Distant Desire: Homoerotic Codes and the Subversion of the English Novel in E.M. Forster's Fiction. Peter Lang Publishing, 1996.
Bentman, Raymond
"Horace Walpole's Forbidden Passion", in Martin Duberman (ed.), Queer Representations. Reading Lives, Reading Cultures, New York: New York University Press, 1997.
Bergmann, Emilie L. and Smith, Paul Julian (eds)
Entiendes?: Queer Readings, Hispanic Writings. Duke University Press, 1995.
Bly, Mary
Queer Virgins and Virgin Queens on the Early Modern Stage. Oxford University Press, 2000.
Bradley, John R. (ed.)
Henry James and Homo-erotic Desire. London: Macmillan, 1998.
Bravmann, Scott
Queer Fictions of the Past: History, Culture, and Difference. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Bredbeck, Gregory W.
Sodomy and Interpretation: Marlowe to Milton. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.
Brisson, Luc
Sexual Ambivalence: Androgyny and Hermaphroditism in Graeco-Roman Antiquity. University of California Press, 2002. Collection of primary texts on androgyny and hermaphroditism etc., with the cultural contexts,
Bristow, Joseph
Effeminate England: Homoerotic Writing after 1885. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.
Bristow, Joseph (ed.)
Sexual Sameness: Textual Differences in Lesbian and Gay Writing. London: Routledge, 1992.
Bronski, Michael (ed.)
Pulp Friction: Uncovering the Golden Age of Gay Male Pulps St Martin's Press, 2003. Excerpts from 18 titles, plus a historical introduction and notes on 225 gay male novels published between 1949 and 1978
Burger, Glenn
"Kissing the Pardoner", Publications of the Modern Language Association, 107 (1992): 1143&*#150;56.
Burger, Glenn
"Erotic discipline . . . or tee hee, I like my boys to be girls: Inventing with the body in Chaucer's Miller's Tale", in Becoming Male in the Middle Ages, ed. J. J. Cohen and B. Wheeler, New York: Garland, 1997, pp. 245–60.
Burger, Glenn
"Doing what comes naturally: The Physician's Tale and the Pardoner", in Masculinities in Chaucer: Approaches to Maleness in the "Canterbury Tales" and "Troilus and Criseyde", ed. P. G. Beidler, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1998, pp. 117–30.
Busch, Alexandra and Dirck Linck (eds)
Frauenliebe–Männerliebe: Eine lesbisch–schwule Literaturgeschichte in Essays. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1997.
Coote, Stephen (ed.)
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse. Penguin, 1987 reissue
Cox, Catherine S.
"Grope mel bihynde: The subversive erotics of Chaucer's summoner", Exemplaria, 7 (1995): 145–77.
Craft, Christopher
Another Kind of Love: Male Homosexual Desire in English Discourse, 1850-1920. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1994.
Crompton, Louis
Byron and Greek Love. University of California Press, 1985.
Daffron, Benjamin Eric
Romantic Doubles: Sex and Sympathy in British Gothic Literature, 1790-1830. AMS, due December 2002.
Damon, Gene; Watson, Jan; and Jordan, Robin
The Lesbian in Literature: A Bibliography, 2nd edn. Reno, Nevada: The Ladder, 1975. 96pp.
d'Arch Smith, Timothy
Love in Earnest: Some Notes on the Lives and Writings of English "Uranian" Poets from 1889 to 1930. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970.
Dellamora, Richard
Masculine Desire: The Sexual Politics of Victorian Aestheticism. University of North Carolina Press, 1990. Study of homoerotic work by Alfred Lord Tennyson, Gerard Manly Hopkins, Algernon Swinburne, Walter Pater, Matthew Arnold, Winckelmann, John Addington Symonds, and others.
Digangi, Mario
Homoerotics of Early Modern Drama. Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture Series. Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Dollimore, Jonathan
Sex, Literature and Censorship. Polity Press, 2001.
Drake, Robert
The Gay Canon: Great Books Every Gay Man Should Read. Doubleday, 1998.
Dynes, Wayne R. and Donaldson, Stephen (eds)
Homosexual Themes in Literary Studies. Garland Publishing, 1993. A good collection of earlier critical essays.
Eells, Emily
Proust's Cup of Tea: Homoeroticism and Victorian Culture. Ashgate Publishing, August 2002.
Elfenbein, Andrew
Romantic Genius: Prehistory of a Homosexual Role. Columbia University Press, 1999.
Fone, Byrne R. S. (ed.)
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature. Columbia University Press, 1998.
Fone, Byrne R. S.
Hidden Heritage: History and the Gay Imagination. New York: Irvington, 1981.
Fone, Byrne R. S.
Masculine Landscapes: Walt Whitman and the Homoerotic Text. Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.
Fone, Byrne R. S.
Road to Stonewall: Male Homosexuality and Homophobia in English and American Literature, 1750-1969. New York: Twayne Publishers; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1995.
Fone, Byrne R. S.
"This other Eden: Arcadia and the homosexual imagination", Journal of Homosexuality (1983), pp. 13-34.
Forrest, Katherine V., ed.
Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels 1950-1965 (Cleis Press, 2005). Collection of excerpts from lesbian pulps by Ann Bannon, Vin Packer, Marion Zimmer Bradley and many others, with brief introductions. Review.
Foster, David William
Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Foster, David William
Spanish Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Greenwood Publishing, 1999.
Foster, Jeannette H.
Sex Variant Women in Literature. New York: Vantage Press, 1956. Reprint Naiad, 1985.
Franceschina, John
Homosexualities in the English Theatre from Lyly to Wilde. Westport, Conn. and London: Greenwood, 1997.
Frantzen, Allen J.
Before the Closet: Same-Sex Love from Beowulf to Angels in America. University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Garber, Eric and Paleo, Lyn (eds)
Uranian Worlds: A Guide to Alternative Sexuality in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. G.K. Hall, 1990.
Garde, Noel I. (pseud. of Edgar Leoni)
The Homosexual in Literature: a chronological bibliography, circa 700 B.C.-1958. New York: Village Press, 1959.
Gladfelder, Hal
"In Search of Lost Texts: Thomas Cannon's Ancient and Modern Pederasty Investigated and Exemplify'd", Eighteenth-Century Life, vol. 31, no. 1 (Winter 2007), pp. 22-38.
Gladfelder, Hal, ed.
The Indictment of John Purser, Containing Thomas Cannon's Ancient and Modern Pederasty Investigated and Exemplify'd, Eighteenth-Century Life, vol. 31, no. 1 (Winter 2007), pp. 39-61.
Graham, Wendy
Henry James's Thwarted Love. Stanford University Press, 1999.
Grahn, Judy
The Highest Apple: Sappho and the Lesbian Poetic Tradition. San Francisco: Spinsters, Ink, 1985.
Grier, Barbara
The Lesbian in Literature, 3rd ed. Tallahassee: Naiad Press, 1981.
Gunn, Drewey Wayne
The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film: A History and Annotated Bibliography (Scarecrow Press, 2005). Review
Haggerty, George E.
Men in Love: Masculinity and Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century. Columbia University Press, 1999.
Hallock, John W. M.
The American Byron: Homosexuality and the Fall of Fitz-Greene Halleck. University of Wisconsin Press, 2000.
Hammond, Paul
Figuring Sex Between Men from Shakespeare to Rochester. Oxford University Press, due August 2002. Study of Shakespeare's Sonnets and plays, satirical representations of homosexual kings such as James I and William III, and the homoerotic poetry of Marvell and Rochester.
Hammond, Paul
Love Between Men in English Literature. London: Macmillan Press, 1996.
Haralson, Eric
Henry James and Queer Modernity. Cambridge University Press, due December 2002.
Hennegen, Alison
"Lesbians in literature", Gay Left, no. 9, 1979, pp. 20-5.
Hennegen, Alison
"On becoming a lesbian reader", in S. Radstone (ed.), Sweet Dreams: Sexuality, Gender and Popular Fiction. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1988, pp. 165-90.
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."
Hobson, Christopher Z.
Blake and Homosexuality. St Martin's Press, 2000.
Johnston, David
Frederico Garcia Lorca. Absolute Press, 1999.
Jones, Norman W.
Gay and Lesbian Historical Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). Browse contents
Jones, Sonya L. (ed.)
Gay and Lesbian Literature Since World War II: History and Memory. Haworth Press, 1998.
Kearney, Patrick J.
A History of Erotic Literature. Macmillan, 1982.
Kehoe, Monika (ed.)
Historical, Literary, and Erotic Aspects of Lesbianism. New York: Harrington Park Press, 1986.
Kellog, Stuart (ed.)
Essays on Gay Literature. New York: Harrington Park Press, 1985. Originally published as Literary Visions of Homosexuality, New York: Haworth Press, 1983. Has many interesting essays, for example on Carpenter, Byron, Don Leon, Stoddard, Henry James, Faulkner, Radclyffe Hall, Walter Pater, the pastoral tradition etc. Richard Hall, author of The Butterscotch Prince, has here an essay on Henry James.
Klawitter, George, and Borris, Kenneth (eds)
The Affectionate Shepherd: Celebrating Richard Barnfield. Susquehanna University Press, 2000.
Klawitter, George
The Enigmatic Narrator: The Voicing of Same-Sex Love in the Poetry of John Donne. Peter Lang Publishing, 1995.
Klein, Richart
Review of Homosexualities in French Literature, Modern Language Notes, 95, no. 4 (May 1980), pp. 1070-80.
Knobel, Paul
An Encyclopedia of Male Homosexual Poetry and its Reception History. Sydney: Homo Poetry, 2002. A well designed searchable database of more than 6,000 entries, on CD-ROM.
Koski, Fran and Maida Tilchen
"Some pulp Sappho", in Lesbian Feminist Writing and Publishing, special issue of Margins Magazine, No. 8 (1975).
Kosofsky Sedgwick, Eve
Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.
Kosofsky Sedgwick, Eve
Tendencies. London: Routledge, 1994. (Male homosexuality in literature)
Kruger, Steven F.
"Claiming the Pardoner: Toward a gay reading of Chaucer's Pardoner", Exemplaria, 6 (1994): 115–39.
Leavitt, David and Mark Mitchell
Pages Passed From Hand to Hand: The Hidden Tradition of Homosexual Literature in English From 1748 to 1914. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998. Review.
Legman, Gershon
Love and Death: A Study in Censorship. New York: Breaking Point, 1949.
Leyland, Winston (ed.)
Gay Roots: An Anthology of Gay History, Sex, Politics and Culture. Gay Sunshine Press, 1993. With some good essays on literature.
Lilly, Mark
Gay Men's Literature in the Twentieth Century. London: Macmillan, 1993.
Lilly, Mark (ed.)
Lesbian and Gay Writing: An Anthology of Critical Essays. London: Macmillan, 1990.
Losey, Jay and Brewer, William D. (eds)
Mapping Male Sexuality: Nineteenth-Century England. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000. Includes essays on William Godwin, Byron, Shelley, Disraeli, Beckford, Sheridan Le Fanu and Charles Kingsley. Extracts available on Google Book Search
Lucey, Michael
Gide's Bent: Sexuality Politics Writing. Oxford University Press, 1995.
McFarlane, Cameron
The Sodomite in Fiction and Satire, 1660-1750. Between Men Between Women: Leasbian & Gay Studies, Columbia University Press, 1997.
Markowitz, Judith A.
The Gay Detective Novel: Lesbian and Gay Main Characters and Themes in Mystery Fiction (McFarland & Company, 2004). Review
Martin, Robert K.
The Homosexual Tradition in American Poetry. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979. Rev. edn. University of Iowa Press, 1999. The influence of Whitman and Crane on later generations, especially Fitz-Greene Halleck, Bayard Taylor, George Santayana, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, Thom Gunn, Edward Field, Richard Howard, James Merrill, and Alfred Corn.
Martin, Robert K. and Piggford, George (eds)
Queer Forster. University of Chicago Press, 1997. About the English novelist E. M. Forster.
Martland, Arthur
E.M. Forster: Passion and Prose. London: Gay Men's Press, 1999.
Meyers, Jeffrey
Homosexuality and Literature 1890-1930. London: Athlone Press, 1977.
Miller, Carl
Stages of Desire: Gay Theatre's Hidden History. London: Cassell: 1996
Mitchell, Mark and Leavitt, David
Pages Passed from Hand to Hand: The Hidden Tradition of Homosexual Literature in English from 1748 to 1914. London: Chatto & Windus, 1998.
Müller, Klaus, with a Foreword by Rüdiger Lautmann
Aber in meinem Herzen sprach eine Stimme so laut: homosexuelle Autobiographien und medizinische Pathographien im neunzehnten Jahrhundert. Berlin: Verlag Rosa Winkel, 1991.
Munt, Sally (ed.)
New Lesbian Criticism: Literary and Cultural Readings. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
Murray, Stephen O. (ed.), Will Roscoe (ed.), Eric Allyn, Louis Crompton
Islamic Homosexualities: Culture, History, and Literature. New York University Press, 1997.
Nelson, Emmanuel S. (ed.)
Contemporary Gay American Novelists: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.
Nelson, Emmanuel S. (ed.)
Critical Essays: Gay and Lesbian Writers of Color. Harrington Park Press, 1994.
Norton, Rictor
"Ganymede raped: Gay literature — the critic as censor", in Young, Ian, The Male Homosexual in Literature: A Bibliography (Metuchen, NJ: Scarcrow Press, 1975), 193-205.
Norton, Rictor
The Homosexual Literary Tradition: An Intepretation. New York: Revisionist Press, 1974.
Palmer, Paulina
Lesbian Gothic: Transgressive Fictions. London: Cassell, due for publication August 1999.
Pollack, Sandra and Knight, Denise D. (eds)
Contemporary Lesbian Writers of the United States: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.
Pollard, Patrick
André Gide: Homosexual Moralist. Yale University Press, 1992.
Reade, Brian (ed.)
Sexual Heretics: Male Homosexuality in English Literature from 1850 to 1900, New York: Coward-McCann, 1970.
Richlin, Amy
"Eros Underground: Greece and Rome in Gay Print Culture, 1953-65", Journal of Homosexuality (Harrington Park Press), 49 (3/4) (2005), pp. 421-461. An excellent survey of the building of intellectual community and identity through the use of print culture in the gay movement in the United States and Europe in the mid-twentieth century, particularly focusing on the study of classical history in the publications of ONE Institute, Los Angeles.
Robinson, Christopher
Scandal in the Ink: Male and Female Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century French Literature. London: Cassell, 1995.
Sarotte, Georges-Michel
Like a Brother, Like a Lover: Male Homosexuality in the American Novel and Theater from Herman Melville to James Baldwin. Garden City, New York: Aanchor Press/Doubleday, 1978.
Saville, Julia F.
Queer Chivalry: The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manly Hopkins. University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Schanke, Robert A. and Marra, Kim (eds)
Staging Desire: Queer Readings of American Theater History. University of Michigan Press, 2002.
Schehr, Lawrence R.
Alcibiades at the Door: Gay Discourses in French Literature. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1995.
Segal, Naomi
Andre Gide: Pederasty and Pedagogy. Clarendon Press, 1998.
Senelick, Laurence
Lovesick: Modernist Plays of Same-Sex Love, 1894-1925. Routledge, 1999.
Shapiro, Susan
"'Yon plumed dandeprat': male 'effeminacy' in English satire and criticism", Review of English Studies, new series, 39 (1988), pp. 400-12.
Sinfield, Alan
Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992. "Dissident" sexuality in Shakespeare, Sidney, Marlowe, and many others.
Sinfield, Alan
Out on Stage: Lesbian and Gay Theatre in the Twentieth Century. Yale University Press, 1999.
Sinfield, Alan
The Wilde Century: Effeminacy, Oscar Wilde and the Queer Moment. Columbia University Press, 1994.
Slide, Anthony
Gay and Lesbian Characters and Themes in Mystery Novels: A Critical Guide to over 500 Works in English. McFarland and Company, 1993.
Souhami, Diana
The Trials of Radclyffe Hall. Doubleday, 1999.
Souhami, Diana
Gluck. Phoenix Press, 2001.
Souhami, Diana
Gertrude and Alice. Pandora Press edn, 1992.
Stambolian, G., and Marks, E. (eds)
Homosexualities and French Literature. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1969.
Stehling, Thomas (ed. and trans.)
Medieval Latin Poems of Male Love and Friendship. Garland Publishing, 1984.
Stewart, Alan
Close Readers: Humanism and Sodomy in Early Modern England. Princeton, N.J. and Chichester: Princeton University Press, 1997.
Stryker, Susan
Queer Pulp: Perverted Passions from the Golden Age of Paperback. Chronicle Books, 2001.
Summers, Claude J. (ed.)
The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage. New York: Henry Holt, 1995. EXCELLENT.
Summers, Claude J.
Gay Fictions: Wilde to Stonewall: Studies in a Male Homosexual Literary Tradition. Continuum, 1990.
Thompson, Roger
Unfit for Modest Ears: A Study of Pornographic, Obscene and Bawdy Works Written or Published in England in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century. London: Macmillan, 1979
Thorssen, Marilyn J.
"Varieties of amourous experience: homosexual and heterosexual relationships in Marlowe and Shakespeare", in D. Radcliff-Umstead (ed.), Human Sexuality in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Publications on the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 1978, pp. 135-52.
Tobin, Robert Deam
Warm Brothers: Queer Theory and the Age of Goethe. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.
Todd, Janet
Women's Friendship in Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980.
Vanita, Ruth
Same-Sex Love in India: Readings from Literature and History. Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.
Vanita, Ruth
Sappho and the Virgin Mary: Same-sex Love and the English Literary Imagination. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.
Waelti-Walters, Jennifer
Damned Women: Lesbians in French Novels. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000.
White, Paul Whitfield (ed.)
Marlowe, History, and Sexuality: New Essays on the Life and Writings of Christopher Marlowe. AMS Press, 1998.
Wilhelm, James J. (ed.)
Gay and Lesbian Poetry: An Anthology from Sappho to Michelangelo. New York: Garland, 1995.
Woodhouse, Reed
Unlimited Embrace: A Canon of Gay Fiction, 1945-1995. University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.
Woods, Gregory
A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1998.
Wilhelm, James J. (ed.)
Gay and Lesbian Poetry: An Anthology from Sappho to Michelangelo. Garland Publishing, 1995. A scholarly selection of European homoerotic poetry from 7th century BC Greece through the Italian Renaissance, including Sappho, and Arabic and Hebrew poetry.
Woods, Gregory
Articulate Flesh: Male Homoeroticism in Modern Poetry. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1987.
Young, Ian
The Male Homosexual in Literature: A Bibliography (Metuchen, NJ: Scarcrow Press, 1975), 193-205.
Zimet, Jaye
Strange Sisters: The Art of Lesbian Pulp Fiction, 1949-1969. Viking, 1999.
Zimmerman, Bonnie
The Safe Sea of Women: Lesbian Fiction 1969-1989. Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 1990; Onlywomen Press, 1992.

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