Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone Queering Kansas City Jazz: Gender, Performance, and the History of a Scene is about Kansas City and its jazz scene, especially its peak years in the 1920s and 1930s, but not in the way readers expect. It is not about music. It is a study of forgotten performers and gender […]
What is the history of same-sex love and desire in the British Armed Forces?
Charles Upchurch What does a historian of sexuality do when confronted with something that looks compellingly modern, but decades before it was supposed to exist? Specifically, I mean evidence of identity and political activism built around a positive interpretation of same-sex desire in the 1820s. The evidence, although fragmentary and […]
Helen Smith In 2009 when I made the decision to come back to academia and start a PhD, I had it all planned out how it would go. I was freshly inspired by my umpteenth re-read of the brilliant Queer London and was determined to try and do something similar […]
Julia Laite It’s a familiar feeling. I stare at the email or online form that requests my biographical information for the university website/conference booklet/journal publication. This is the place where I am meant to ‘tag’ myself, to tell people what I work on. It should be simple enough. But […]