The Chatterley trial hinged on the disavowing or defending of ‘deviant’ sexual acts within the novel, making it a distinctly queer case.
Obscene Pedagogies: Transgressive Talk and Sexual Education in Late Medieval Britain
Obscenity is useful as a tool for teaching about sex and consent in the Middle Ages, and today.
Sexual Revolution: Event or Process?
The most important dimension of the sexual revolution of the ’60s and ’70s was the increased freedom of sexual speech.
CFP: Histories of “Smut,” “Porn” and “Obscenity”
How do we historicize the production, consumption and circulation of sexual images and texts?
“A Poison More Deadly”: Defining Obscenity in the West
Under the scrutiny of the British legal system, no work was safe from being deemed obscene.