Supplemental Reading for

Victorian Sexuality

Aries, Phillippe. Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Childhood. Trans. Robert Baldick. New York: Random House, 1962. 447 pp.

Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel. New York: Oxford UP, 1987. 289 pp.

Auerbach, Nina. Private Theatricals: The Lives of the Victorians. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1990. 132 pp.

Benedict, Ruth. "Anthropology and the Abnormal." Journal of General Psychology. 10.2 (1934). Reprinted in Margaret Mead, ed.. An Anthropologist at Work: Writings of Ruth Benedict. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959.

Bentham, Jeremy. "Offenses against Oneself: Paederasty Part I." 1785. Excerpted by Louis Crompton in Journal of Homosexuality, v.3 no. 4, Summer, 1978. Part II appears in v.4 no. 1. Online version.

Brooks, Peter. "Freud's Masterplot." YFS 55/56 (1977): 280-300. Reserve.

Bullough, Vern L. Science in the Bedroom: A History of Sex Research. New York: Basic, 1994. 376 pp.

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge, 1990. 172 pp.

Dollimore, Johnathan. Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991. 388 pp.

Dowling, Linda. Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian Oxford. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1994. 168 pp.

Ellis, Havelock. Sexual Inversion. London: Wilson and Macmillan, 1897. Reprinted 1994, Salem, NH: Ayer.

Fisher, Trevor. "Josephine Butler: Feminism's Neglected Pioneer." History Today (June 1996). Online version.

Freud, Sigmund. The Standard Edition of the Complete Works of Sigmund Freud. Trans. and ed. James Strachey. New York: Norton, 1965.

Gagnier, Regenia. Idylls of the Marketplace: Oscar Wilde and the Victorian Public. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1986. 255 pp.

Harpham, Geoffrey Galt. The Ascetic Imperative in Culture and Criticism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past. Eds. Martin Duberman, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncy Jr. New York: NAL, 1989. 579 pp.

Higgins, Mike J. "More Sinful Pleasures? Respectability and the Male Middle Classes in Victorian England." Journal of Social History (Spring 2000). Online version.

Hyam, Ronald. Empire and Sexuality. Manchester and New York: Manchester UP, 1990. 234 pp.

The Ideology of Conduct: Essays on Literature and the History of Sexuality. Eds. Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse. New York: Methuen, 1987. 243 pp.

Katz, Jonathan Ned. The Invention of Heterosexuality. New York: Penguin, 1995.

Kincaid, James R. Child-Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Culture. New York: Routledge, 1992.

__________. Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child-Molesting. Durham: Duke UP, 1998. 352 pp.

Krafft-Ebing, Richard von. Psychopathia Sexualis. Burbank: Bloat, 1999 [1884].

Kucich, John. Repression in Victorian Fiction: Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Charles Dickens. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

Laqueur, Walter. Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1990. 313 pp.

Manliness and Morality: Middle-class Masculinity in Britain and America, 1840-1940. J. A. Mangan and James Walvin, eds. New York: St. Martin's, 1987

Marcus, Steven. The Other-Victorians: A Study of Sexuality and Pornography in Mid-Nineteenth-Century England. New York: Basic, 1966.

Mason, Michael. The Making of Victorian Sexual Attitudes. New York: Oxford UP, 1994.

McDonald, Robert H. "The Frightful Consequences of Onanism: Notes on the History of a Delusion." Journal of the History of Ideas 28.3 (July-Sept. 1967): 423-431. (reserve)

Nord, Debra Epstein. "The Urban Peripatetic: Spectator, Streetwalker, Woman Writer." Nineteenth-Century Literature 46.3 (Dec. 1991): 351-375. (reserve)

Norton, Rictor. "Some Fallacies of Social Constructivism."

Prins, Yopie. Victorian Sappho. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1999. 279 pp.

Regulating Womanhood: Historical Essays on Marriage, Motherhood, and Sexuality. Ed. Carol Smart. London and New York: Routledge, 1992. 233 pp.

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire. New York: Columbia, 1985.

__________. Epistemology of the Closet. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Sexology in Culture: Labelling Bodies and Desires. Ed. Lucy Bland and Laura Doan. Intro. Rita Felski. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. 236 pp.

Showalter, Elaine. Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Culture. New York: Columbia, 1997. 244 pp.

Siegel, Carol. Male Masochism. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1995. 211 pp.

Silverman, Kaja. Male Subjectivity at the Margins. New York and London: Routledge, 1992. 447 pp.

Sinfield, Alan. The Wilde Century: Effeminacy, Oscar Wilde, and the Queer Moment. New York: Columbia UP, 1994. 216 pp.

Solitary Pleasures: The Historical, Literary, and Artistic Discourses of Autoeroticism. Eds. Paula Bennett and Vernon A. Rosario II. New York: Routledge, 1995. 286 pp.

Townsend, Chris. "A Picture of Innocence?" History Today (May 1996). Online version.

Walkowitz, Judith. City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London. London: Virago, 1992.

Weeks, Jeffrey. Invented Moralities: Sexual Values in an Age of Uncertainty. Cambridge: Polity, 1995. 209 pp.

__________. Sex, Politics, and Society: The Regulation of Sexuality Since 1800. 2nd ed. London and New York: Longman, 1989. 326 pp.

Updated: 12/20/2000