Keep on Reading!

Since my partner’s gone to see his family for a few weeks, I’ve had plenty of time to catch up on reading for my qualifying exams. Just in case I have any interested folks out there, here’s what’s on my current reading list:  (to see Section One of my lists, go here.)

Modern European History:

  1. Waldstreicher, David. In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes: The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
  2. Applegate, Celia. Bach in Berlin: Nation and Culture in Mendelssohn’s Revival of the St. Matthew Passion. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2005.
  3. Todorova, Maria. Imagining the Balkans. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  4. Mazower, Mark. The Balkans: A Short History. New York: Modern Library, 2002.
  5. Winter, Alison.  Mesmerized:  Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
  6. Geison, Gerald L. The Private Science of Louis Pasteur.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.
  7. Kern, Stephen.  The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918.  With a new preface by Stephen Kern.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003.
  8. Schorske, Carl E. Fin-de-SieÌcle Vienna: Politics and Culture. New York: Knopf, 1979.
  9. Coen, Deborah R. Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty: Science, Liberalism, and Private Life. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
  10. Schwartz, Vanessa R. Spectacular Realities: Early Mass Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Paris. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
  11. Eksteins, Modris. Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
  12. Mosse, George L. Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Modern German History:

  1. Thomas Nipperdey, Germany From Napoleon to Bismarck
  2. Matthew Levinger, Enlightened Nationalism:  the Transformation of Prussian Political Culture, 1806-1848
  3. Lother Gall, Bismarck:  Der weisse Revolutionär
  4. Jonathan Sperber, Rhineland Radicals:  The Democratic Movement and the Revolution of 1848-1849
  5. Celia Applegate, A Nation of Provincials:  The German Idea of Heimat
  6. Hans-Ulrich Wehler, the German Empire 1871-1918
  7. Vernon Lidtke, The Alternative Culture:  Socialist Labor in Imperial Germany
  8. Geoff Eley, Reshaping the German Right:  Radical Nationalism and Political Change after Bismarck
  9.  Helmut Walser Smith, German Nationalism & Religious Conflict:  Culture, Ideology, Politics, 1870-1914
  10. Margaret Anderson, Practicing Democracy: Elections and Political Culture in Imperial Germany
  11. Lora Wildenthal, German Women for Empire, 1884-1945

The History of Sexuality & Gender: 

  1. Duberman, Martin, Martha Vicinus, & George Chauncey, eds., Hidden from History:  Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past (1989)
  2. Abelove, Henry, Michele Barale, & David Halperin, eds., The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader (1993)  
  3. Rosario, Vernon A.  ed., Science and Homosexualities, (1997)
  4. Rupp, Leila. Sapphistries: A Global History of Love between Women (2009)
  5. Plummer, D.  One of the Boys:  Masculinity, Homophobia, and Modern Manhood, (Harrington Park Press:  1999).
  6. Stryker, Susan.  Trangender History (Seal Press, 2008).
  7. Lancaster, Roger N.  The Trouble with Nature: Sex in Science and Popular Culture (2003)
  8. Laqueur, Thomas, “Orgasm, Generation, and the Politics of Reproductive Biology,” in Thomas Laqueur, ed., The Making of the Modern Body:  Sexuality and Society in the Nineteenth Century (University of California Press, 1987).
  9. Boyd, Nan Alamilla and Horacio N. Roque Ramierez, eds.  Bodies of Evidence: the Practice of Queer Oral History, Oxford Oral History Series, 2012.
  10. Angelides, Martin.  A History of Bisexuality (2001)
  11. Herzog, Dagmar.  Sexuality in Europe:  a Twentieth-Century History (2011)
  12. Houlbrook, Matt. Queer London:  Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957 (2006)
  13. Walkowitz, Judith R.  City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London (1992)
  14. Clark, Anna. Desire: A History of European Sexuality (2008)
  15. Healey,Dan. Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia: The Regulation of Sexual and Gender Dissent (2001)
  16. Vicinus, Martha. Intimate Friends:  Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928 (2006)
  17. Trumbach, Randolph. Sex and the Gender Revolution: Heterosexuality and the Third Gender in Enlightenment London, (1998)
  18. Kennedy, Pagan. The First Man-Made Man: The Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, and a Twentieth-Century Medical Revolution (2008)
  19. Mosse, George L. Nationalism and Sexuality: Respectability and Abnormal Sexuality in Modern Europe, (1985)
  20. Marcus, Sharon.  Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England (Princeton, 2007).
  21. Tampagne, Florence.  A History of Homosexuality in Europe: Berlin, London, Paris, 1919-1939 (2004)
  22. Ruehl, Sonja “Inverts and Experts” in Judith Newton & Deborah Rosenfelt, eds., Feminist Criticism & Social Change:  Sex, Class, and Race in Literature
  23. Boswell, John. Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, (1980)
  24. Martel, Frédéric.  The Pink and the Black:  Homosexuals in France Since 1968 (1999)
  25. Merrick, Jeffrey and Bryant T. Ragan, Jr., eds. Homosexuality in Modern France, (1996)
  26. Bunzl, Matti.  Jews & Queers: Symptoms of Modernity in Late Twentieth Century Vienna 

And on my Kindle, for a little bit of pleasure reading before I go to bed (if my brain’s not completely mush): Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (I’ve still got mixed feelings about it).  

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2 thoughts on “Keep on Reading!

  1. thehistoryvault

    For Modern European History I would strongly recommend Nations and Nationalism by Eric Hobsbawm

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