Selected Links to Scholarly Resources on the Web
Queer Theory, Gender Studies, Lesbian & Gay Studies
...an Annontated and Edited Bibliography
UNDER CONSTRUCTION revision begun on 11/2/96 --
MOST RECENT UPDATE:
Some Commentary on Scope/Intent
The links listed here have been reviewed and used by the Editor. This
represents a carefully culled selection of Web Resources that are
Academic in Intent and Content. All links here are annotated
and evaluated as useful to students and scholars conducting serious work
in the field of Gay and Lesbian Studies and Queer Theory. While the list
in no way claims to be complete, each site included has been carefully
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Crew's Electronic Directory of Lesbigay Scholars
THE Indispensible site for Lebigay Scholars!
E-Directory of Lesbigay scholars has a long and wonderfully useful history
and existance. Dr. Crew began this resource long before development of the
Web, the site having started as a moderated listserve, and it continues
with that "flavor" of presentation in its current development into an Web
The resource is Louie's work at providing a comprehensive directory of
scholars and academics working in the area of Gay and Lesbian Studies (and
the normal range of programatic/departmental names associated with the
field). The "public" directory currently lists 293 scholars providing
name, institutional affiliation, e-mail/snail mail/phone and each
individual's own description of their current research interests,
activities, and publications. Every listed scholar indicates whether they
wish to be listed publically or to maintain a "private" entry available
only to subscribers to this service. It is interesting to note that the
full directory of subscribers is 682 -- interesting to reflect on why less
than 1/2 of us are willing to be publically listed....
In addition to this very well maintained listing of scholars, Louie also
distributes a bi-weekly email of announcements, calls for papers,
conference information, etc. These are archived on the Web page as well,
so that you may choose to not subscribe to the mailing list, but still be
able to browse the archival copies on the Web page.
I strongly urge all LGBT/Queer scholars to be sure they contact Louie for
inclusion in the directory. I have devoted considerable space to this
annotation, since I have great admiration and respect for the work Louie
has done over the years. His resource was one of my own first inklings
into the large number and variety of scholars working in this area -- this
provided great inspiration and courage. I have found the list
indispensible in the 3 or 4 years I have been using it.
The mailing list provides no single scholarly focus or even "tight"
restriction on what would be considered and "academic or scholarly"
announcement. It does however provide, in my opinion, the most convenient
and comprehensive way to keep a pulse/sense of all the different
activities and work being done in the field. I use this resource to keep
myself generally informed about all the different
activities/conferences/studies and work occuring in our field (and how
much it is really growing). Scanning Louie's bi-weekly "ANNOUNCEMENTS"
message (it is not edited, but simply a compilation of all the messages
sent by individuals to Louie for inclusion), makes me feel conversent
about "what's going on with GLBT Studies".
I strongly recommend exploration of this resource and subscription to the
list. I will use this opportunity to again express my respect and
appreciation to Louie for sharing with us all the commitment of time and
energy that providing
such a consistent and reliable service requires.
- Jim Sear's Home
Page--Southern Gay History
Jim Sears is a Professor of Curriculum and Higher Education in the
doctoral program of the Department of
Educational Leadership and Policies at the University of South Carolina
and has created this resource to provide access to some of his scholarly
work in the area of LGBT Studies. The site provides a bibliography of Dr.
Sear's publications, with table of contents information for each of his
books. He also has provided selected excerpts and the full text of the
introductions to a number of his books. Dr. Sears has researched, written
about, and of course experienced gay and lesbian history and culture of
the American South. The site provides selective, and very useful, links
of WWW resources focused on Lesbian and Gay Regional History. The site is
current and visibily maintained and promises to grow in its contents and
- The Lesbian History
Links to Lesbian History by Yolanda Retter
has been created to provide access to lesbian history on the Internet. To
to gather, record, publicize
and preserve work on lesbian history in any time period or geographic
area, with an emphasis on the
history of lesbians of color and southern california lesbians. It is
focused on assisting researchers to locate primary source materials; it
proposes to create dialogues between academic scholars and community
scholars through sharing of resources and knowledge.
John Younger's [Duke University]
Programs in Gender and Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Studies at Universities
in the USA and Canada
This is the Website I reference when asked about formal academic
programs available in LGBT Studies programs. Younger makes no claim that
his list is authorative or complete, but it is current, and reasonable
effort is made to verify the accuracy of the information provided. The
page is well organized and does provide many links to the actual programs
referenced. Dr. Younger has also provided links to Duke's own LGBT studies
undergraduate program, in the Program in the Study of Sexualities of which
he is the Director. Links to various papers, syllabi, etc. that Younger
has provided on the Web are accessible and linked from this page.
I have focused specifically on this specific aspect of his site because it
addresses a very often asked query, and I have frequently referred
individuals to this resource. I have not yet had the opportunity to review
the rest of his site.
Bibliography: "Campus Climate" Reports
Compiled by Robin Miller,
it is a section in the University of Chicago's LGBT Campus Resource
page, which will receive it's own review
This valuable (probably not available anywhere in print) resouce is a 9
screens bibliography providing citations for the reports of different
university GLBT Task Forces, campus organizations, and "commissions"
assessing the campus or institutional environment experienced by LGBT
students; the reports are generally addressed to the president or other
top level academic administrators. An additional useful component of the
bibliography is its provision of information on how to obtain the majority
of the cited reports. Considerable care has been taken to insure the
currency and accuracy of the information and the page is regularly
updated, with the date of last revision clearly indicated; "NEW" icons
make new entries easy to locate.
This is a very important resource for committees engaged in similiar works
at other institutions.
- Further Reviews underway
Editors Academic Web Projects:
Sites Identified for Annotation and
These are sites that I have marked for study and review. They appear at a
quick look to be appropriate for inclusion in this bibliography, but I
have NOT YET had the opportunity to fully explore the site and
write an annonation. Listing here does not necessarily mean these sites
will be included in the ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.
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