From ‘homophobic’ to treasured items – highlights from our lesbian pulp fiction discussion

Claire Henson, People and Culture Events Co-ordinator at the University, writes about our event with Dr Kaye Mitchell on Wednesday 10 February exploring the phenomena of lesbian pulp fiction. I first discovered lesbian pulp fiction when I was working in a university library. I remember seeing the cover of Odd Girl Out by Ann Bannon, …

Lesbian pulp fiction: then and now

In advance of our event on Wednesday 10 February, Dr Kaye Mitchell, Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester, writes about the lesbian pulp fiction genre. How queer were the 1950s? We tend to think of this as a period of conservative retrenchment and censoriousness, but Jennifer Terry has suggested that, by the 1950s, homosexuality …

Protest, Patriotism and the fight for LGBT America

Tom Bishop is a PhD student in the Department of American & Canadian Studies, where he is writing a thesis on masculinity during the Cold War. In this post, he looks forward to welcoming Dr Simon Hall, University of Leeds, and David Edgley, Nottinghamshire Rainbow Heritage, to the University to discuss ‘Gay rights in the US: the promise …

Tackling LGBT issues in the classroom

Lucy Wake and Bryony Harper discuss the work of Out in Education, a not-for-profit organisation which delivers workshops, lessons and assemblies about what it is to be LGBT in primary and secondary schools. Lucy is a recent graduate from The University of Nottingham, and Bryony is studying Humanistic Counselling Practice at the University. Bryony, Assistant …

Prostitution, sodomy and colonial India

Throughout February we’ll be highlighting some of the research taking place at the University which touches on LGBT history, culture, health and art. In this guest post Stephen Legg, Associate Professor in the School of Geography, introduces his research into prostitution in colonial India. Specifically, how the authorities ‘support’ of brothels was based in their attitudes …