Thesis title: 'A Publishing History of Queer British Fiction, 1945-1970'

Supervisor: Dr Andrew Nash

Project description: In the postwar period, British firms published hundreds of works of fiction featuring queer characters or plotlines, despite existing in a climate that one interviewee in Matt Houlbrook’s Queer London (2005) describes as the ‘intolerant period’. Making use of rich archival sources held at the University of Reading, the British Library, and the Harry Ransom Center, this LAHP-funded project creates a publishing history of postwar queer fiction to trace the actors and networks responsible for the creation, marketing and reception of these texts.