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IGSF Library

In 2018, IGSF opened a new lending library to offer students, faculty, and staff renewed access to feminist research and fiction sourced from our private Institute collection, the McGill Book Fair, L’Euguelionne feminist bookstore, and private donations by students and faculty.

Each month we feature a different book from the lending library and advertise it via our diverse social media platforms. We invite faculty, staff, and students to submit reviews of their favourite texts for circulation on our newsletter and social media, and to highlight foundational works of feminist literature, along with newly published anthologies of gay and lesbian writers. We hope this will instigate dialogue around these works.

Each book in the library includes a comment card in the back to further encourage critical reflection and conversation between readers. The library is, thus, a vital addition to IGSF’s mission to stimulate, support and disseminate research in gender, sexuality, and feminist studies. Creative and scholarly books that touch on these subjects can often prove expensive for students, so the library offers much-needed access to research materials. The specific focus on gender, sexuality and feminism means that we offer books not always available at the McGill library, especially those by local authours. We are applying for the grant so we have a budget to purchase new releases for the library, and sure it is up-to-date and interesting for students.

If you have any book donations for our collection, please send a message to info.igsf [at]

IGSF Library Catalogue

Author Title
Adams, Annmarie L'Architecture au feminin: une profession a definir
Art/iculation magazine (Spring 2017)  
Atkinson, Michael Deconstructing Men & Masculinities
Auerbach, Nina Woman and the Demon: The Life of a Victorian Myth
Baldwin, James Giovanni's Room
Barber, Stephen (ed.) Regarding Sedgwick: Essays on Queer Culture and Critical Theory
Bell Hooks Killing Rage: Ending Racism
Bell Hooks From Margin to Center
Butler, Octavia Clay's Ark
Butler, Octavia Mind of My Mind
Benstock, Shari Feminist Issues in Literary Scholarship
Bitton-Jackson, Livia Madonna or Courtesan? The Jewish Woman in Christian Literature
Bonvillain, Nancy Women and Men: Cultural Constructs of Gender
Boone, Joseph (ed.) Engendering Men: The Question of Male Feminist Critique
Bourget, Eithne (trans.) A Extract from Manifesto of Quebec Women/Un extrait du Manifeste des Femmes Quebec
Bratwaithe, Wendy Motion in Poetry
Bridenthal, Renate (ed.) Becoming Visible: Women in European History
Brod, Harry (ed.) The Making of Masculinities: The New Men's Studies
Burman, Jenny Transnational Yearnings
Cameron, Deborah (ed.) Language and Sexuality
Case, Sue-Ellen Feminism and Theatre
Casgrain, Therese A Woman in a Man's World
Clark, Anna (ed.) Desire: A History of European Sexuality
Clark, Anna (ed.) A History of Sexuality in Europe: A Sourcebook and Reader
Chesler, Phyllis Women & Madness
Chodorow, Nancy The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender
Chunn, Dorothy (ed.) Law as a Gendering Practice
Cook, Matt (ed.) A Gay History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Men Since the Middle Ages
Cornillon, Susan Koppelman (ed.) Images of Women in Fiction: Feminist Perspectives
Cvetkovich, Ann Depression, A Public Feeling
Daly, Mary Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
Davidson, Michael The World, The Flesh and Myself
Delorme, Wendy Insurrections en territoire sexuel
Demczuk, Irene Des droits a reconnaitre: Les lesbiennes face a la discrimination
Dinnerstein, Dorothy The Mermaid and The Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise
Dua, Enakshi (ed.) Scratching the Surface: Canadian Anti-Racist Feminist Thought
Duberman, Martin Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey
duBois, Page Centaurs & Amazons: Women and the Pre-History of the Great Chain of Being
Early, Frances (ed.) Athena's Daughter: Television's New Women Warriors
Ehrenreich, Barbara Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness
Faludi, Susan Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
Felski, Rita Beyond Feminist Aesthetics: Feminist Literature and Social Change
Gay, Roxane Bad Feminist
Gilbert, Sandra (ed.) No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century (Volume 2: Sex Changes)
Gillett, Margaret (ed.) A Fair Shake: Autobiographical Essays by McGill Women
Greene, Gayle (ed.) Making a Difference: Feminist Literary Criticism
Haggerty, George Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature
Halberstam, Judith Female Masculinity
Harding, G. Sophie (ed.) Our Words, Our Revolutions: Di/Verse Voices of Black Women, First Nations Women, and Women of Colour in Canada
Hartman, Saidiya Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America
Heilbrun, Carolyn Writing a Woman's Life
Hesse, M.G. Women in Canadian Literature
Irigaray, Luce Ce sexe qui n'en est pas un
Kandasamy, Meena Ms Militancy
Kaur, Rupi The Sun and Her Flowers
Labrosse, Celine Pour une langue francaise non sexiste
Lasvergnas, Isabelle (ed.) Encrages Feministes
Lorde, Audre A Burst of Light and Other Essays
Maggio, Rosalie The Dictionary of Bias-Free Usage: A Guide to Nondiscriminatory Language
Malson, Micheline (ed.) Feminist Theory in Practice and Process
Massaquoi, Notisha Theorizing Empowerment: Canadian Perspectives on Black Feminist Thought
Maynard, Robyn Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present
Mohammed, Patricia (ed.) Gender in Caribbean Development
Monteith, Moira Women's Writing: A Challenge to Theory
Moi, Toril Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory
Ms. Magazine (Nov/Dec 1996)  
Mukhopadhyay, Maitrayee Gender Justice, Citizenship & Development
Nadeau, Roxane Les garcons au vent
Nelson, Charmaine The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America
Oikawa, Mona (ed.) Outrage: Dykes and Bis Resist Homophobia
Paglia, Camille Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
Paglia, Camille Sex, Art, and American Culture
Panuto, Anna Maria Eclectic Memories: A Collection of Poems
Parker, Dorothy Complete Stories
Parker, Dorothy Complete Poems
Pierson, Ruth Roach (ed.) Canadian Women's Issues (Volume 1, Strong Voices)
Pratt, Annis Archetypal Patterns in Women's Fiction
Randall, Margaret Narrative of Power: Essays for an Endangered Century
Reis, Elizabeth (ed.) American Sexual Histories
Robinson, Lillian In the Canon's Mouth: Dispatches from the Culture Wars
Ruth, Elizabeth Bent on Writing Contemporary Queer Tales
Ruthven, K.K. Feminist Literary Studies, An Introduction
Serano, Julia Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
Sherwin, Susan The Politics of Women's Health: Exploring Agency and Autonomy
Showalter, Elaine A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing
Showalter, Elaine (ed.) The New Feminist Criticism: Essays on Women, Literature & Theory
Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake As We Have Always Done
Spacks, Patricia Meyer The Female Imagination
Stearns, Peter Be A Man! Males in Modern Society
Stella Guide dope: travail du sexe, drogues, alcool et autres substances
Summers, Claude J. The Gay and Lesbiasn Literary Heritage: A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Works, from Antiquity to the Present
Swindells, Julia (ed.) What's Left? Women in Culture and the Labour Movement
Thain, Alanna Bodies in Suspense: Time and Affect in Cinema
Todd, Janet Feminist Literary History
Valverde, Mariana Sex, Power and Pleasure
Warner, Maria Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism
Weedon, Chris Feminist Practice & Poststructuralist Theory
Wollenstonecraft, Mary Maria or The Wrongs of Woman
Woolf, Virgina A Room of One's Own
Woolf, Virgina Books & Portraits
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