Matt Houlbrook

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Matt Houlbrook, 2006
Matt Houlbrook is a tutorial fellow and lecturer in modern British history at Magdalen College, Oxford. He works on the cultural history of 20th century Britain, with a particular interest in gender, sexualities and selfhood. He is particularly noted for his book Queer London: Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-57. (Chicago, 2005).

Other works include

  • "The Private World of Public Urinals: London 1918-1957", London Journal. Vol 25 (1) (2000)
  • "Towards a Historical Geography of Sexuality", Journal of Urban History. Vol 2 (4) (2001)
  • "For Whose Convenience? Gay Guides, Cognitive Maps and the Construction of Homosexual London: 1917–1967" in Identities in Space: Contested Terrains in the Western City since 1850. (Aldershot, 2001)
  • "Lady Austin’s Camp Boys: Constituting the Queer Subject in 1930s London", Gender and History. Vol 14 (1) (2002)
  • "Soldier Heroes and Rent Boys: Homosex, Masculinities and Britishness in the Brigade of Guards: c.1900-1960", Journal of British Studies. Vol 42 (3) (2003)
  • (ed.) Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality. (2005)
  • "Sexing the History of Sexuality", History Workshop Journal. Vol 60 (1) (2005)
  • "The Heart in Exile: Detachment and Desire in 1950s London", History Workshop Journal. Vol 62 (2006)
  • "The Man with the Powder Puff in Interwar London", Historical Journal. Vol 50 (1) (2007)
  • "Daring to Speak Whose Name? Queer Cultural Politics: 1920-1967" in The Permissive Society and its Enemies. (London, 2008)