Category: Forthcoming pieces

This essay looks at the astonishingly open way Winckelmann discussed his sexuality in letters that were published soon after his death. It will appear in the catalog of The Divine Sex, the comprehensive exhibit on Winckelmann’s sexuality opening at the …

“Im übrigen liegt mir wenig an das was man in Deutschland über diesen Punct von mir denken möchte: Winckelmanns Briefe und die mannmännliche Liebe” Read More »

This essay looks at the case of Victor van Alten, who was tried multiple times for violating Paragraph 175 in German Southwest Africa. It shows how the emergent discourses of sexuality were intertwined with those of colonialism. “Sexology in the …

Sexology in the Southwest Read More »

This essay, written in German, looks at the work of Johann Joachim Winckelmann, the eighteenth-century founder of art history, in light of his desire for men. It focuses on four parts: (1) Winckelmann’s desire for men, well documented in his …

“Winckelmann: Homosexualität, schwule Kultur, Queer Theory,” Read More »

This book will study how literary texts have treated the relationship of sexuality and human rights from the Enlightenment to the present day. The first part focuses on the Enlightenment, showing that sexuality was already a concern as human rights …

Sexuality and Human Rights. Read More »