Out at Ranger’s House Reading List
As part of the project we spent a lot of time discussing where people could find out more, and where we had come across queer stories. So we put together a reading list.
Most of the books have been shared on Instagram as part of the Shout Out Loud Book Club, but we wanted to give you a place to find them all in one place.
‘A visitor of Mrs Damer’: Queer circles in elite Georgian London
By examining the social circles that historical queer figures moved in, we are often able to draw connections to other people whose lives were lived outside of the contemporary heterosexual norm. This focus on networks is useful for demonstrating that same-sex relationships were not always entirely secret or beyond the pale in the past, particularly in certain circles.
Old Gods, New Meanings
I became increasingly intrigued by the queer themes in mythology, in a way that I now know is familiar to many people who have come before me, and many who will come after. These myths, often thousands of years old, with many versions, interpretations and translations, have the power to speak to us on a deeply personal level.