How do we historicize the production, consumption and circulation of sexual images and texts?
Even in death a Republican-appointed judge wanted to be remembered for his stance against pornography.
Under the scrutiny of the British legal system, no work was safe from being deemed obscene.
The Los Angeles Advocate captured the essence of an important segment of the LGBTQ culture.
Gert Hekma Over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the “divine marquis” influenced literature, philosophy, and artistic and social movements such as Surrealism, Situationism, and Provo. His name became a byword for cruelty and sexual perversion in popular culture, and, as his work was forbidden until the 1960s, for a long time […]
Jennifer Grove A letter dated 2nd October 1936, headed with the logo of The Oriental Hotel, Kobe, Japan and the large underlined word ‘URGENT’, reads “I have bought the special things at sex store…” [original underlining]. The letter is from Montague Henry Knapp, a retired naval captain and collector, to […]