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All students will present papers (10 minutes) on themes and sources related to the module.

Further Themes

Crime and Punishment

Crozier, Ivan, ‘Taking Prisoners: Havelock Ellis, Sigmund Freud, and the Construction of Homosexuality 1897-1951’, Social History of Medicine, 13 (2000), 447-66.

Garland, David, Punishment and Welfare: A History of Penal Strategies (1985).

Radzinowicz, Leon, and Hood, Roger, The Emergence of Penal Policy in Victorian and Edwardian England (1986).

Waters, Chris, ‘Disorders of the Mind, Disorders of the Body Social: Peter Wildeblood and the Making of the Modern Homosexual’, in Becky Conekin, Frank Mort, and Chris Waters (eds.), Moments of Modernity: Reconstructing Britain 1945-1964 (1999).

Waters, Chris, ‘Havelock Ellis, Sigmund Freud and the State: Discourses of Homosexual Desire in Interwar Britain’, in L. Doan & L. Bland (eds.), Cultural Sexology: Labelling Bodies and Desires, 1890-1940 (1998), pp. 165-79.

Wiener, Martin, Reconstructing the Criminal: Culture, Law and Policy in England, 1830-1914 (1990).

Sources: Modern Records Centre (Howard League Papers).


Brooke, Stephen, ‘Evan Durbin: Reassessing a Labour “Revisionist”’, Twentieth Century British History, 7 (1996).

Delap, Lucy, ‘The Superwoman: Theories of Gender and Genius in Edwardian Britain’, Historical Journal, 47 (2004), 101-26.

Francis, Martin, ‘Tears, Tantrums, and Bared Teeth: The Emotional Economy of Three Conservative Prime Ministers, 1951-1963’, Journal of British Studies, 41 (2002), 354-87.

Nottingham, Chris, The Pursuit of Serenity: Havelock Ellis and the New Politics (1999).

Nuttall, Jeremy, Psychological Socialism: The Labour Party and the Qualities of Mind and Character, 1931 to the Present (2006).

Nuttall, Jeremy, ‘The Labour Party and the Improvement of Minds: The Case of Tony Crosland’, The Historical Journal, 46 (2003), 133-53.

Rowbotham, Sheila and Weeks, Jeffrey, Socialism and the New Life: The Personal and Sexual Politics of Edward Carpenter and Havelock Ellis (1977).

Samuels, Andrew, Politics on the Couch: Citizenship and the Internal Life (2001).

Sedgwick, Peter, Psycho-Politics: Laing, Foucault, Goffman, Szasz and the Future of Mass Psychiatry (1982).

Sluga, Glenda, Nation, Psychology, and International Politics: 1870-1919.

Smith, Roger, ‘Biology and Human Values: C.S. Sherrington, Julian Huxley and the Vision of Progress’, Past and Present, 178 (2003), 210-42.

Soffer, Reba, ‘The New Elitism: Social Psychology in Prewar England’, Journal of British Studies, 8 (1989), 111-40.

Thomson, Mathew, ‘Constituting Citizenship: Mental Deficiency, Mental Health and Human Rights in Inter-War Britain’, in C. Lawrence & A. Mayer (eds.), Regenerating England: Medicine and Culture in Inter-War Britain (2000), pp. 231-50.