Lust on Trial chronicles intensive efforts to purify American sexuality (1873-1915), and their epic failure.
The World and Other Unpublished Works of Radclyffe Hall presents new archival materials that broaden and complicate our understanding of Radclyffe Hall’s place in literary history and the history of sexuality.
Surrounded by death, Civil War soldiers found pleasure and fraternity in sharing erotic pictures and prints.
Under the scrutiny of the British legal system, no work was safe from being deemed obscene.
My grandparents helped pave the way for virtual trysts.
Katie Hindmarch-Watson In the summer of 1889 a 15-year-old London telegraph boy named Charles Swinscow had a monumental encounter with his inspector. Charles had eighteen shillings in his pockets, more than twice his weekly salary. Postal Constable Luke Hanks, after discovering this suspicious amount, extracted a statement from Charles that […]
Carrie Hamilton In late 1960, not quite two years after the revolutionary victory of 1959, two young Cuban filmmakers, Sabá Cabrera Infante and Orlando Jiménez Leal, set out with a handheld camera, a small recording device and a limited supply of film to record shots of Havana nightlife. The result was P.M., […]