Resources: LGBT Literature in History

LGBT Pride


The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus Edward II – Christopher Marlowe


Vathek – William Beckford
Villette & Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
The Bostonians – Henry James
– Sheridan le Fanu
The Monk – Matthew Lewis
Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus – Mary Shelley
Joseph and His Friend: A Story of Pennsylvania – Bayard Taylor
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
Nana – Emilé Zola


Bertram Cope’s Year – Henry Blake Fuller
Smoke, Lilies and Jade – Richard Bruce Nugent
Imre: A Memorandum – Edward Prime-Stevenson
Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust
Tender Buttons – Gertrude Stein


Poetry – Hart Crane
Christabel – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
‘Twixt the Earth and the Stars – Radclyffe Hall
Goblin Market – Christina Rossetti
Poetry – Wu Tsao
Poetry – Walt Whitman


Houses, Secrets, and the Closet
– Gero Bauer
Meaningful Flesh: Reflections on Religion and Nature for a Queer Planet – Whitney A. Bauman (Ed.)
Sappho: ]fragments
Jonathan Goldberg
Odd Couples – Anna Muraco
Sexual States – Jyoti Puri
The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom – Tison Pugh
No Archive Will Restore You – Julietta Singh
My Gay Middle Ages – A. W. Strouse
Gender Trouble Couplets: Volume 1 – A.W. Strouse
Reconsidering the Emergence of the Gay Novel in English and German – James P. Wilper
Movement, Knowledge, Emotion – x
Queer Ancient Ways: A Decolonial Exploration – Zairong Xiang

Decolonizing Queer time: a critique of anachronism in latin@ writings
– Eliana de Souza Avila
Intertextual Re-creation in Jamie O’Neill’s At Swim, Two Boys – Bertrand Cardin
Smoke, Lilies and Jade as Black Print Culture – Shawn Anthony Christian
‘Youth that dying touch my lips to song’: The poetry of men who loved men in the First World War – Kevin Childs
Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness and Modernist Fictions of Identity – Laura Green
Slash fandom, sociability, and sexual politics in Putin’s Russia – Sudha Rajagopalan
Homophobia in Marlowe’s Edward II – Gelson Peres de Silva
Review of Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives: Life Stories and Essays by the First Nations People of Australia edited by Dino Hodge – Jenny Boźena du Preez
“Kiss Me on the Lips, for I Love You”: Over A Century of Heterosexism in the Spanish Translation of Oscar Wilde – Sol Rojas-Lizana, Laura Tolton & Emily Hannah
Everything is Out of Place: Radclyffe Hall and the Lesbian Literary Tradition– Gillian Whitlock
Male Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? Guys, Guises and Disguise in Patrick White’s The Twyborn Affair – Jean-Francois Vernay


Gay Love Letters Throughout the Centuries
Essays & Sourcebooks
LGBT Peer-Reviewed Journals
LGBT Open-Access
Open Access Queer Studies Resources

Notable absences:

Ein Jahr in Arkadien: Kyllenion (A Year in Arcadia: Kyllenion) – Duke Augustus of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Jena und Leipzig – Alexander von Sternberg



Rainbow Railroad
Mermaids UK


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All of the sources above are publically accessible at the date of retrieval (17/5/2019). The Wellington Street Review makes no claims of ownership. The views held by the original authors are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect that of the Wellington Street Review or its staff. All sources are listed here for ease of access and the convenience of the reader.