From Oscar Wilde to Star Trek: Explore the World of Queer Publishing at our One Day Conference

We are excited to announce the speakers and programme for Senate House Library's one-day Queer Publishing Conference on 16 March 2018 which includes talks and discussion exploring the world of queer publishing in an English language context, as part of the Queer Between the Covers season. 

Queer Publishing Conference - Schedule

9:30 – 9:45: Registration & refreshments

9:45 – 10:00: Welcome

10:00 – 10:55:

  • Teleny: a Tale of Two Cities - Will Visconti (School of Advanced Study, University of London & Central Saint Martins)
  • Ronald Firbank and Grant Richards, Midwives of Camp Modernism - Dickon Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)

10:55 – 11:10: Break

11:10 – 12:05:

  • ‘From the Page & Into Your Heart’: Publishing Queer in the British Poetry Revival - Luke Roberts (King’s College London)
  • ‘A Gay Presence’: Publication, Revision and Desire in the Work of John Wieners - David Grundy (University of Cambridge)

12:05 – 1:00:

  • Midwestern Farmers’ Daughters: Heartland Values and Cloaked Resistance in the Novels of Valerie Taylor - Jennifer Dentel (Gerber/Hart Library and Archives)
  • A (Very) Brief History of Lesbian Publishing - Gail Chester (Independent Scholar)

1:00 – 1:45: Lunch

1:45 – 2:40:

  • Derek Jarman’s Queer Publishing Project: Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio and Queer Edward II Alexandra Parsons (University College London)
  • Queer Publishing in Germany - Anke Vogel (Johannes Gutenberg-University)

2:40 – 2:55: Break

2:55 – 3:50:

  • The Queer Art of Book Arts: Making My Gay Way in Artists’ Books - Jeremy Dixon (Book Artist)
  • The Halliwell / Orton Library Book Interventions: A case of subversive publishing - Jim Pennington (Independent Scholar)

3:55 – 4:55:

  • Immanion Press: A Case Study of Queer Community Publication - Charles Ledbetter (Universität Tübingen)
  • A (Queer) Archive of Our Own: Fanfiction in the Digital Age - Maayan Priel (Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Queering Popular Culture: Fan Fiction, Star Trek and Homosexual Romance - Sam Fleming (University of Wolverhampton)

4:55 – 5:00:

  • Final thoughts & Close

Tickets: £17 (£10 Concession) - Book your place here

Download the PDF of the Queer Publishing Conference Programme here

This event is part of the Queer Between the Covers: Queerness, Literature & the Library exhibition season which runs from 15 January – 16 June 2018

For more information or any problems and queries about booking please contact Senate House Library Events & Engagement by telephone on 020 7862 8501 or email at