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LGBTQ Literature: What's Next?

This LibGuide provides resources to read and learn about LGBTQ literature. All resources are available through the LGBT Memorial Library in Roanoke, VA, or online.

What's Next?

The Roanoke LGBT Memorial Library is a great place to get started, but its resources are limited, and many newer books are absent from its shelves. However, libraries such as that at Virginia Tech are likely to have more modern scholarly resources to dig deeper into LGBTQ literature. Any resident of Virginia can get a library card at the Virginia Tech Library and check out these important works in the study of LGBTQ literature as well as access databases of scholarly journals. For resources beyond what's listed here, search Addison, the Virginia Tech library catalog. 

Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England, by Sharon Marcus (2007)

Call number: HQ1599.E5 M37 2007

This work performs queer readings of Victorian literature and culture to show how desire between women was central to femininity and family life in Victorian England. Marcus overturns many common assumptions about the Victorian era.

Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities, by Holly Furneaux (2009)

Call number: PR4592.H56 F87 2009

With this book, Furneaux offers queer readings of the works of Charles Dickens, arguing that Dickens isn't nearly so traditional as most people may think.

The Avowal of Difference: Queer Latino American Narratives, by Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui (2014)

Call number: PQ7082.N7 S55 2014

This book provides a much-needed analysis of queerness in Latino American literature.