Emma Maggie Solberg In Virgin Whore, Emma Maggie Solberg uncovers a surprisingly prevalent theme in late English medieval literature and culture: the celebration of the Virgin Mary’s sexuality. Although history is narrated as a progressive loss of innocence, the Madonna has grown purer with each passing century. Looking to a period […]
Noelle Gallagher Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination is a lively interdisciplinary study of how venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art. By unpicking the slang, symbolism and wordplay through which VD was usually represented, it sheds new light on a subject which was often shrouded […]
Lust on Trial chronicles intensive efforts to purify American sexuality (1873-1915), and their epic failure.
The miniature “Beauty Revealed” suggests an erotic relationship between an early American artist and a statesman.
Artistic networks and discourses spanned cultural centers from Tokyo to Paris and New York.