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Indicative Reading List

I highly recommend that you make ample use of following journals: Journal for the History of Sexuality; GLQ; Trans Studies Quartely; Women's Histor Review.

  • Michel Foucault, “The Repressive Hypothesis.” In The Foucault Reader, edited by Paul Rabinow, 301-29. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.
  • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Introduction: Axiomatic, in Epistemology of the Closet (University of California Press, 1990): 1-65.
  • David Halperin, Forgetting Foucault : Acts, Identities, and the History of Sexuality Representations 63 (1998): 93-120.
  • Laura Doan, Queer History Queer Memory: The Case of Alan Turing, GLQ (2017) 23 (1), pp. 113-136.
  • Annette Timm, The politics of fertility in twentieth-century Berlin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).
  • Timm, ed., Holocaust history and the readings of Ka-tzetnik (London: Bloomsbury, 2018).
  • Cathy J. Cohen, “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 3, no. 4 (1997): 437–465.
  • Christine Helliwell, "It's Only a Penis": Rape, Feminism, and Difference,” Signs, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Spring, 2000): 789-816.
  • Regina Mühlhäuser, The Unquestioned Crime: Sexual Violence by German Soldiers during the War of Annihilation in the Soviet Union, 1941–45, Rape in Wartime, ed. by Raphaëlle Branche and Fabrice Virgili (London: Palgrave, 2012): 34-46.
  • Anna Hájková, “Sexual Barter in Times of Genocide: Negotiating the Sexual Economy of the Theresienstadt Ghetto,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 38,3 (spring 2013): 503-533.
  • Judith Walkowitz, Prostitution and Victorian society : women, class and the state (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1980), ch. 8 and 10.
  • Katarzyna Person, „Sexual Violence during the Holocaust: The Case of Forced Prostitution in the Warsaw Ghetto,“ Shofar Vol. 33, No. 2 (Winter 2015), pp. 103-121.
  • Susan Pedersen, 'National Bodies, Unspeakable Acts: The Sexual Politics of Colonial Policy-making,” Journal of Modern History 63 (December 1991): 647-680
  • Laura Ann Stoler, Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002).
  • Anjali Arondekar, “Without a Trace: Sexuality and the Colonial Archive,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 14, Numbers 1/2, (January 2005/April 2005), pp. 10-27.
  • Alex Bakker, Rainer Herrn, and Annette Timm et al, eds., Others of my Kind: Transatlantic Transgender Histories (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2020).
  • Katie Sutton, Sexology’s Photographic Turn: Visualizing Trans Identity in Interwar Germany, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 24, Nr. 3 (2018), pp. 442-479.
  • Special Issue: “Transgressive Sex, Love and Violence in WWII Germany and Britain,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 26, no. 3 (2017).
  • Kateřina Lišková, Sexual Liberation, Socialist Style: Communist Czechoslovakia and the Science of Desire, 1945-1989 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).
  • Regina Kunzel, „Situating Sex. Prison Sexual Culture in the Mid-Twentieth-Century United States,“ GLQ 8:3 2002, S. 253–270.
  • Judith Butler, „Is Kinship Always Already Heterosexual?“ differences 13, no. 1 (2002): 14-44.
  • Matt Cook, “Families of Choice? George Ives, Queer Lives and the Family in Early Twentieth‐Century Britain.” Gender & History vol. 22, no. 1 (2010): 1-20.
  • Geoffrey Chauncey, Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890 1940 (Basic Book s, 1994).
  • Jennifer Evans, “Why Queer German History?” German History Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 371–384.
  • Susan Stryker, Transgender History (Berkeley: Seal Press, 2008), selection
  • Jack Halberstam, Female Masculinity (Durham: Duke University Press, 1998), ch. 2
  • Joanne Meyerowitz, How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (Harvard University Press, 2002).
  • Elizabeth Heineman, Before Porn Was Legal: The Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011).
  • Karma Lochrie, “Have We Ever Been Normal?” In Heterosyncrasies. Female Sexuality When Normal Wasn’t, edited by Karma Lochrie (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005): 1-25.
  • Selma Hayek, "Harvey Weinstein was my monster too,” New York Times, 12 December 2017.