The Chatterley trial hinged on the disavowing or defending of ‘deviant’ sexual acts within the novel, making it a distinctly queer case.
Obscenity is useful as a tool for teaching about sex and consent in the Middle Ages, and today.
The most important dimension of the sexual revolution of the ’60s and ’70s was the increased freedom of sexual speech.
How do we historicize the production, consumption and circulation of sexual images and texts?
Under the scrutiny of the British legal system, no work was safe from being deemed obscene.