Reading Recommendations


General Primers

  • The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy. Editor Ann Garry. London & New York: Routledge, (2019)
  • Lennon, Kathleen and Rachel Alsop. Gender Theory in Troubled Times. Cambridge: Polity Press, (2020)
  • Lips, H. Gender: The Basics. London & New York: Routledge, (2018)
  • Owesen, I. The Genealogy of Modern Feminist Thinking. New York & London: Routledge, (2021)

Key Feminist Texts

  • Wollstonecraft, M. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. London: Penguin Books, (1792, 2004)
  • Mill, J. S. The Subjection of Women. London: Penguin Books, (1869, 2006)
  • de Beauvoir, S. The Second Sex. Trans. Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier. London: Vintage, (1949, 2011)
  • hooks, B. Feminist Theory: From Margin to Centre. London: Pluto Press, (1984, 2000)
  • Oyewumi, O. Invention of Woman: Making an African sense of Western gender discourses. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, (1997)
  • Manne, K. Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny. London: Penguin, (2018)

Transgender History

  • TransAntiquity. Edited by Domitilla Campanile, Filippo Carlà-Uhink. and Margherita Facella. London & New York: Routledge, (2017)
  • Exploring Gender Diversity in the Ancient World. Edited by Allison Surtees and Jennifer Dyer. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, (2020) 
  • Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography. Edited by Alicia Spencer-Hall and Blake Gutt. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, (2021)
  • Betancourt, R. Byzantine Intersectionality: Sexuality, Gender, and Race in the Middle Ages. Princeton: Princeton University Press, (2020)
  • Playdon, Z. The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, (2021)
  • Stryker, S. Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution. New York: Seal Press, (2017)