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Queer Between the Covers

Queer Between the Covers is a new exhibition and event season at Senate House Library, Senate House, part of the University of London, which explores over 250 years of Queer Literature. The exhibition in Convocation Hall, on the 4th floor of Senate House, displays 50 carefully selected works from the collection, showcasing works of satire, autographed manuscripts, illustrated novels and pulp fiction book designs, as well as rare editions of works by famous authors such as Oscar Wilde, WH Auden and Virginia Woolf.

 

Events

Queer Between The Covers events - exploring literature through poetry, art and film

Queer Between The Covers events - exploring literature through poetry, art and film

The Queer Between The Covers exhibition portrays a snapshot of Senate House Library’s collecting of queer literature since its foundation in the 19th century, and tells a multiplicity of stories relating to the textual transmission and expression of LGBTQ+ identities. One of the most enjoyable aspe…

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The event season opens with an evening of poetry reading and music with Carol Ann Duffy, the UK’s first female and openly LGBT Poet Laureate. It also features BFI film screenings in the library and walking tours in partnership with Queer Tours of London.

Senate House Library is working with a variety of partners to host a range of events throughout the season that further engage with the exhibition themes including: