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The Medical Heritage Library Needs Your Feedback! (Closing This Week)

H-Histsex members might want to familiarise themselves with this amazing resource, and give feedback for its improvement. (ed)


If you haven't taken our (short! quick! brief!) 2018 user survey yet, please do so! We're closing it down THIS WEEK and would love to get 200 respondents! medicalheritage.org/2018/05/02/the… (Please share widely and thank you!)

Liverpool talk on Don Leon

In March I gave a talk, "Don Leon and Underground Gay
Scholarship", at the Outing The Past 2018 Conference in Liverpool.
It's online at:


Don Leon was probably written in the 1820s and first published in
the 1830s, but this is conjectural.  The oldest surviving edition
is Dugdale (1866), a publisher known for pornographic titles.
Since then Don Leon has been vilified, censored, and largely

CONF: Narrating and Constructing the Beach, 14–16 June 2018 (Munich)

The Class of Literature at the Graduate School Language & Literature Munich (LMU Munich), in partnership with the Amerikahaus Munich and Bavarian American Academy, cordially invites you to the interdisciplinary and international Conference Narrating and Constructing the Beach.