Queer: A Graphic History by Dr. Meg-John Barker
“Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Jules Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel.
From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.” – Icon Books
- APA citation: Barker, M. J., & Scheele, J. (2016). Queer: A Graphic History. Icon Books Limited, London.
ContraPoints is an irreverent video essayist who explores gender identity and queer theory while using her extensive background in academic philosophy. See especially “Gender Critical” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pTPuoGjQsI.
- APA citation: ContraPoints. (2019). YouTube. Retrieved 21 May 2019, from https://www.youtube.com/user/ContraPoints/
Lecture on Queer Theory and Gender Performativity by Professor Paul Fry
This video lecture, Yale University Professor Paul Fry delivers an introduction to Judith Butler and Michel Foucault’s works on sexuality and gender.
- APA citation: Fry, P. Queer Theory and Gender Performativity. (Spring 2009). Open Yale Courses. Retrieved 21 May 2019, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bkFlJfxyF0
Queer Theory for Everyone: A Review Essay by Sharon Marcus
An article on the history and overview of the origins of queer theory. This article begins with an explanation of the problematic and complicated histories of library classification of queer texts and includes an excellent bibliography of queer theorists.
- APA citation: Marcus, S. (2005). Queer Theory for Everyone: A Review Essay. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Vol 31, No. 1. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1086/432743
An independent documentary film series exploring gender variance.
- APA citation: My Genderation. (2013, January 13) [Video File]. Retrieved 21 may 2019, from URL https://www.youtube.com/user/MyGenderation/videos
Queer Nation, queernationny.org/history
Queer Nation was the first national activist group to employ the term “queer” in their name. The group was founded by veterans from ACT UP, and the group’s activism enacted and enabled queer theory.
- Queer Nation NY. (2016, Aug 25) Queer Nation NY History. Retrieved from https://queernationny.org/history
A living list of queer scholarship which includes various POC authors and a lot of important intersectional texts.
- APA citation: Queer Theory Reading List. (2019). Brown University. Retrieved 21 May 2019, from https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/lgbtq/graduate-student-resources/queer-theory-reading-list
A guide by the University of Illinois at Chicago libraries about queer theory resources, links, data bases and books.
- Subject & Course Guides: Queer Theory: Resources. (2019). University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries Research Guides. Retrieved 21 May 2019, from https://researchguides.uic.edu/queertheory
A list of 20 essential texts on queer theory, including a number of POC authors and responses to Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble.
- APA citation: Wolters, E. (2013). 20 Must-Read Queer Theory Texts. Critical-Theory.com. Critical-Theory. Retrieved 21 May 2019, from http://www.critical-theory.com/20-must-read-queer-theory-books/