Salma Yassine, our current student in the MA Critical Gender Studies program co-authored a book chapter titled "Liberating the Victorian politics of love through Jack the Lass and Anne Lister". The chapter was published by Bloomsbury Publishing in the book Love and the Politics of Intimacy (2023).
Love and the Politics of Intimacy articulates the concept of love within the relationship between the intimate and the social, rethinking how intimacy is conceived and experienced in the context of 21st-century neoliberalism... This interdisciplinary exploration of what love means in the 21st century incorporates academic writing and original creative work from established and emerging scholars around the globe. Essays from across the humanities and social sciences – including literary studies, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and gender studies – interrogate the role of relational intimacy on topics of 'Love and Romance', 'Love and Liberation', and 'Love and Technologies of Intimacy'. The volume looks at the past, present, and future in search of inspiration for transforming and re-charting the pathways of love, seeking a more diverse and emancipatory model of social life and what it would take to restore love to social and institutional spaces.