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  1. Recommended background reading: 2 items
    1. The Victorians: Gender and Sexuality

      Audio document  This podcast helpfully introduces (although only at a surface level) many of the themes addressed in the unit.

    2. The Victorian Background - Lesley A. Hall

      Chapter 

  2. Seminar 1: Studying Sex in History: A Social Construct? 26 items
    1. Reading 26 items
      1. A cultural history of sexuality in the age of Empire - Chiara Beccalossi, Ivan Crozier 2011

        Book 

      2. Histories of sexuality: antiquity to sexual revolution - Stephen Garton 2004

        Book  especially chapter 1

      3. Perspectives in human sexuality - Gail Hawkes, John Geoffrey Scott c2005

        Book 

      4. Feminism and sexuality: a reader - Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott c1996

        Book 

      5. Twentieth-century sexuality: a history - Angus McLaren 1999

        Book 

      6. Sexuality - Robert A. Nye 1999

        Book 

      7. Sexualities in history: a reader - Kim M. Phillips, Barry Reay 2002

        Book 

      8. Introducing the new sexuality studies: original essays and interviews - Steven Seidman, Nancy Fischer, Chet Meeks 2012, c2006

        Book  especially Part I on ‘Sex as a Social Fact’

      9. Gender, sex, and the shaping of modern Europe: a history from the French Revolution to the present day - Annette F. Timm, Joshua A. Sanborn 2007

        Book 

      10. Sexuality and Power: A Review of Current Work in the History of Sexuality - Martha Vicinus, Lillian Faderman, Michel Foucault, William Leach 1982

        Article 

      11. Sexuality - Jeffrey Weeks c2010

        Book 

  3. Seminar 2: Sexual Myths: Repression and Table Legs 22 items
    1. Reading 22 items
      1. Were the Victorians Sexually Repressed? - A. Clark

        Chapter  Not on eReserves because we use too many chapters from this book, but there is a confined reference copy of this book in the Library.

      2. Family secrets: living with shame from the Victorians to the present day - Deborah Cohen 2013

        Book 

      3. Gay, P., 'Historiography: Victorian Sexuality Old Texts and New Insights', The American Scholar 49 (1980), 372-78

        NO ACCESS ONLINE 

      4. Chapter 10 - M. Kuefler

        Chapter 

      5. Unstable bodies: Victorian representations of sexuality and maternity - Jill L. Matus c1995

        Book  pp. 40-47

      6. Myths of sexuality: representations of women in Victorian Britain - Lynda Nead 1988

        Book 

      7. Sexual science: the Victorian construction of womanhood - Cynthia Eagle Russett c1989

        Book 

      8. Victorian Sexuality: Can Historians Do It Better? - Carol Zisowitz Stearns and Peter N. Stearns 1985

        Article 

      9. Suffer and be still: women in the Victorian age - Martha Vicinus 1972

        Book 

  4. Seminar 3: Sexual Behaviour: Masturbation, Illegitimacy and Birth Control 9 items
    1. Key Readings 1 item
    2. Further Readings 8 items
      1. The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975 - H. Cook

        Chapter 

      2. Abortion in England, 1890-1914 - Angus McLaren 1977

        Article  OR McLaren’s chapter in R. Porter and M. Teich (eds), Sexual Knowledge, Sexual Science: The History of Attitudes to Sexuality (Cambridge University Press, 1994).

      3. Chapter of Sexual knowledge, sexual science: the history of attitudes to sexuality - A. McLaren

        Chapter  alternative to McLaren's ‘Abortion in England, 1890-1914'

  5. Seminar 4: Sexual Culture: Obscenity, Pornography and Erotica 23 items
    1. Required Reading 5 items
      Extracts from these will be provided in the seminar, but links to full texts are available here for further reading if interested.
      1. Anna Lombard.

        https://archive.org/details/annalombard00crosiala/

      2. Visual sources taken from the work of Popple/Sigel.

    2. Further Reading 18 items
      1. Pornography, the theory: what utilitarianism did to action - Frances Ferguson 2004

        Book 

      2. Histories of sexuality: antiquity to sexual revolution - Stephen Garton 2004

        Book 

      3. The secret museum: pornography in modern culture - Walter M. Kendrick 1996

        Book 

      4. Pleasure bound: Victorian sex rebels and the new eroticism - Deborah Lutz c2011

        Book 

      5. Erotic Literature: a connoisseur's guide - Donald McCormick 1992

        Book 

      6. Victorian Babylon: people, streets and images in nineteenth-century London - Lynda Nead c2000

        Book 

      7. Unauthorized pleasures: accounts of Victorian erotic experience - Ellen Bayuk Rosenman c2003

        Book 

      8. The Victorian nude: sexuality, morality and art - Alison Smith 1996

        Book 

      9. Victorian Erotica - P. Webb

        Chapter 

  6. Seminar 5: Sexual Deviance: Inversion and the ‘Labelling Zeal’ 34 items
    1. Required Reading 21 items
      1. Sexology and Medicine 7 items
        1. Psychopathia Sexualis - Richard Von Krafft-Ebing

          Chapter  see link to extracts [1. Primary Source]

        2. Stepchildren of Nature: Krafft-Ebing, Psychiatry, and the Making of Sexual Identity - H. Oosterhuis

          Chapter  [Secondary Source]

        3. Studies in the Psychology of Sex - Havelock Ellis

          Book  extracts [2. Primary Source]

        4. Case of Sexual Perversion in a Man - George H. Savage

          Article  [3. Primary Source ]

      2. Crime 6 items
        1. Letter on the Cleveland Street scandal - George Bernard Shaw 1889

          Webpage  [5. Primary Source]

        2. The Trial of Oscar Wilde

          Webpage  see excerpts from criminal trials [6. Primary Source]

      3. Diaries/Experience 8 items
        1. The memoirs of John Addington Symonds - John Addington Symonds, Phyllis Grosskurth 1984

          Book  you may select sections/extracts [7. Primary Source]

        2. Chapter 2 - O. S. Buckton

          Chapter  [Secondary Source]

        3. I Know My Own Heart - Lister

          Chapter  [9. Primary Source]

        4. Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England - S. Marcus

          Chapter  [Secondary Source]

        5. The diaries of Hannah Cullwick, Victorian maidservant - Hannah Cullwick, Liz Stanley 1984

          Book  you may select sections/extracts [10. Primary Source]

    2. Additional Reading 13 items
      1. Sexology in culture: labelling bodies and desires - Lucy Bland, Laura L. Doan c1998

        Book 

      2. Nameless offences: homosexual desire in the nineteenth century - H. G. Cocks 2003

        Book 

      3. Histories of sexuality: antiquity to sexual revolution - Stephen Garton 2004

        Book  especially chapter 9

      4. Sexualities in Victorian Britain - Andrew H. Miller, James Eli Adams c1996

        Book  especially chapters 6 and 11

      5. Sexuality - Robert A. Nye 1999

        Book  especially sections on ‘The Perversions’ and ‘Inversion’

      6. The lesbian history sourcebook: love and sex between women in Britain from 1780 to 1970 - Alison Oram, Annmarie Turnbull 2001

        Book 

      7. Sex, politics and society: the regulations of sexuality since 1800 - Jeffrey Weeks, dawsonera 2012

        Book  earlier editions available in library

  7. Seminar 6: Sexual Trade: Prostitution and Disease 28 items
    1. Primary Sources 3 items
      1. An Enquiry into the Causes of the Great Sanitary Failure of the State Regulation of Social Vice - J. Edmonson

        Chapter 

    2. Further Readings 25 items
      1. Prostitution: prevention and reform in England, 1860-1914 - Paula Bartley 2000

        Book 

      2. Banishing the beast: feminism, sex and morality - Lucy Bland 2001

        Book 

      3. Women and prostitution: a social history - Vern L. Bullough, Bonnie Bullough, Vern L. Bullough c1987

        Book 

      4. Sex, sin and suffering: venereal disease and European society since 1870 - Roger Davidson, Lesley A. Hall 2001

        Book 

      5. Prostitution and the Victorians - Trevor Fisher 1997

        Book 

      6. Chapter 2 - M. Jackson

        Chapter 

      7. Prostitution, Race and Politics: Venereal Disease and the British Empire - P. Levine

        Chapter 

      8. Prostitution and Victorian social reform - Paul McHugh 1980

        Book 

      9. A Study of Victorian Prostitution and Venereal Disease - E. M. Sigsworth, T. J. Wyke

        Chapter 

      10. Notes on the History of Victorian Prostitution - Judith R. Walkowitz, William Acton, Peter Fryer, Kellow Chesney 1972

        Article 

  8. Seminar 7: Sexual Consent: Moral Panics 16 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Chapter 3 - J. Walkowitz

        Chapter  Could not be scanned because of copyright, but there is a copy on 1-day loan, and an ebook version.

    2. Additional Reading 14 items
      1. Child sexual abuse in Victorian England - Louise A. Jackson 2000

        Book 

      2. Behaving badly: social panic and moral outrage : Victorian and modern parallels - Judith Rowbotham, Kim Stevenson c2003

        Book 

      3. Crusader in Babylon: W.T. Stead and the Pall Mall gazette - Raymond L. Schults c1972

        Book 

      4. Youth, popular culture and moral panics: penny gaffs to gangsta-rap, 1830-1996 - John Springhall 1998

        Book  pp. 4-10 on definition of ‘moral panics’

      5. Moral panics - Kenneth Thompson, ProQuest (Firm) 1998

        Book 

  9. Seminar 8: Sexual Crime: Rape and Respectability 24 items
    1. Readings 24 items
      1. Rape and "consent to force" : legal doctrine and social context in Victorian Britain - Buydens, Norma Lorraine 2007

        Thesis  unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Saskatchewan

      2. The unwritten law: criminal justice in Victorian Kent - Carolyn Conley, dawsonera 1991 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. On soul and conscience: the medical expert and crime : 150 years of forensic medicine in Glasgow - M. A. Crowther, Brenda White 1988

        Book 

      4. Crimes of outrage: sex, violence and Victorian working women - Shani D'Cruze 2003, c1998

        Book 

      5. Women, crime and justice in England since 1660 - Shani D'Cruze, Louise A. Jackson 2009

        Book 

      6. Child sexual abuse in Victorian England - Louise A. Jackson 2000

        Book 

  10. Seminar 9: Sexual Knowledge: The Birth of Sex Education 14 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
      1. Debates on sex education in England during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, which include extracts from books and journals between 1857-1912. You can download these here.
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        BB link

    2. Further Reading 13 items
      1. Sex education books for young adults, 1892-1979 - Patricia J. Campbell 1979

        Book 

      2. Dirty words: the rhetoric of public sex education, 1870-1924 - Robin E. Jensen c2010

        Book 

      3. Teaching sex: the shaping of adolescence in the 20th century - Jeffrey P. Moran 2000

        Book 

      4. Sexual pedagogies: sex education in Britain, Australia, and America, 1879-2000 - Claudia Nelson, Michelle H. Martin, dawsonera 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. Shaping the Sexual Knowledge of the Young: Introduction - Lutz D.H. Sauerteig, Roger Davidson

        Chapter  also see chapter by Lesley Hall

  11. Seminar 10: Neo-Victorian Sex: The Victorians as a Blank Slate 8 items
    1. Key Reading 2 items
      1. Any of the novels of Sarah Waters, such as Tipping the Velvet or Fingersmith, or Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White. You are also welcome to use the BBC television versions of these, instead of reading the novels.

      2. Costantini, M. C., '"Faux-Victorian Melodrama" in the New Millennium: The Case of Sarah Waters', Critical Survey 18 (2006), 17-39.

        [I will disseminate copies of this]

    2. Additional Reading 6 items
      1. Neo-Victorianism: the Victorians in the twenty-first century, 1999-2009 - Ann Heilmann, Mark Llewellyn c2010

        Book 

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