Pride reading highlighted for Media & Humanities
Happy Pride month everyone! Over the past year, the library has purchased some great new titles that describe, represent, and seek to understand the interplay between sexuality and the media.
Because our print collections are off limits at the moment, I’m highlighting ebooks purchased in the last year at the top but there are some new print books at the end of the post, which should be useful in future.
Ebooks bought in 2019-2020
- Baker, Paul. Fabulosa! : The Story of Polari, Britain’s Secret Gay Language
- Benshoff, Harry M.; Griffin, Sean America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies
- Davies, Jude; Smith, Carol R. Gender, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film
- Harper, Todd; Adams, Meghan Blythe; Taylor, Nicholas Queerness in Play
- Johnson, Phylis W.; Keith, Michael C. Queer Airwaves: The Story of Gay and Lesbian Broadcasting
- Keeling, Kara Queer Times, Black Futures
- Nobitz, Natalie Marena History’s Queer Stories : Retrieving and Navigating Homosexuality in British Fiction about the Second World War
- Powell, Ryan Coming Together : The Cinematic Elaboration of Gay Male Life, 1945-1979
Print books bought in 2019-2020
- Brennan, Niall; Gudelunas, David RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture: The Boundaries of Reality TV
- Imagining queer methods
- Buckle, Sebastian Homosexuality on the Small Screen: Television and LGBT Identity in Britain
- Erwin, Elizabeth L.; Keetley, Dawn Politics of Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead: Essays on the Television Series and Comics
- Fitzgerald, Tom Legendary children : the first decade of RuPaul’s drag race and the last century of queer life
- Ruberg, Bonnie Video Games Have Always Been Queer
- Halperin, David M.; Traub, Valerie Gay Shame
- Malkowski, Jennifer; Russworm, TreaAndrea M Gaming Representation: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Video Games
- Warhol, Robyn R.; Lanser, Susan S. Narrative Theory Unbound: Queer and Feminist Interventions
Sometimes the language we use in the library to describe our collections lags behind up-to-date knowledge and understanding of sexuality and gender. This means that some of the language used in the catalogue and even where books are located on the shelves might be hurtful and wrong. Sometimes, inertia means that we keep out of date, misleading and wrong materials, not purposefully, but just because we don’t review every section as often as we should. If you see something that’s not right, please bring it to my attention so we can make it right.
If there are any other books or resources that the library should buy to help your LGBT+ learning and research, please let me know.