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Cleis Press books are widely taught in a variety of fields and disciplines at colleges and universities. For information about requesting desk copies, please visit our Contact page. To find titles recommended for academic courses, choose a category below.

African American Studies
Art History
Eastern European Studies
Gender Studies
History & Political Science
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies & Latino/a Studies
Lesbian & Gay Studies
Literature
Performing Arts
Sexuality / Social Sciences
Women's Studies


African American Studies

Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American Fiction
Ceremonies, Essex Hemphill
Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin
Vanishing Rooms, Melvin Dixon


Art History

The Queer Encyclopedia of Film & Television
The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts


Eastern European Studies

The Diary of a Political Idiot: Normal Life in Belgrade, Jasmina Tesanovic
No Place Like Home: Echoes from Kosovo, Melanie Friend


Gender Studies

Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits, Loren Cameron
Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography, Christine Jorgensen
I Am My Own Wife, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf
PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality, edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel
Sex Changes: Transgender Politics, Patrick Califia
Speaking Sex to Power: The Politics of Queer Sex, Patrick Califia


History & Political Science

The Diary of a Political Idiot: Normal Life in Belgrade, Jasmina Tesanovic
The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival, Alicia Partnoy
No Place Like Home: Echoes from Kosovo, Melanie Friend
Sex Changes: Transgender Politics, Patrick Califia
Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin


Jewish Studies

Yom Kippur A Go-Go, by Matthue Roth


Latin American Studies & Latino/a Studies

Conversaciones: Relatos por padres y madres de hijas lesbians e hijos gay, edited by Mariana Romo-Carmona
The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival, Alicia Partnoy
Memory Mambo, Achy Obejas
Virgins, Guerillas, and Locas: Gay Latinos Writings about Love, edited by Jaime Cortez
We Came All the Way to Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?, Achy Obejas


Lesbian & Gay Studies

An American in Paris, Margaret Vandenburg
Beebo Brinker, I Am a Woman, Journey to a Woman, Odd Girl Out, and Women in the Shadows, Ann Bannon
Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American Fiction
Ceremonies, Essex Hemphill
Death of the Good Doctor: Lessons from the Heart of the AIDS Epidemic, Kate Scannell, MD
A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings, Joan Nestle
The Gay Detective, Lou Rand
Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950s, Marijane Meaker
Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels 1950–1965, edited by Katherine V. Forrest
The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, edited by Louise DeSalvo and Mitchell Leaska
Mr. Benson, John Preston
PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality, edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel
Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex, Pat Califia
Queer Beats: How the Beats Turned America On to Sex, edited by Regina Marler
The Queer Encyclopedia of Film & Television
The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance & Musical Theater
The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts
A Restricted Country, Joan Nestle
Speaking Sex to Power: The Politics of Queer Sex, Patrick Califia
Spring Fire, Vin Packer
Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin
Virgins, Guerrillas, and Locas: Gay Latinos Writings about Love, edited by Jaime Cortez


Literature

An American in Paris, Margaret Vandenburg
Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American Fiction
Ceremonies, Essex Hemphill
Gore Vidal: Sexually Speaking, Gore Vidal
Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950s, Marijane Meaker
The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, edited by Louise DeSalvo and Mitchell Leaska
Melymbrosia, Virginia Woolf
Memory Mambo, Archy Obejas
Queer Beats: How the Beats Turned America On to Sex, edited by Regina Marler
Vanishing Rooms, Melvin Dixon
The Wall, Marlen Haushofer
We Came All the Way to Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?, Achy Obejas


Performing Arts

The Queer Encyclopedia of Film & Television
The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance & Musical Theater


Sexuality / Social Sciences

The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex, Cathy Winks and Anne Semans
PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality, edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel
Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex, Pat Califia
Real Live Nude Girl, Carol Queen
Sex Changes: Transgender Politics, Patrick Califia
Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry, edited by Frédérique Delacoste and Priscilla Alexander
Speaking Sex to Power: The Politics of Queer Sex, Patrick Califia
The Survivor's Guide to Sex: How to Have an Empowered Sex Life After Childhood Sexual Abuse, Staci Haines
The Ultimate Guide to Sex & Disability, Miriam Kaufman, MD, Cory Silverberg, and Fran Odette


Women's Studies

A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings, Joan Nestle
Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels 1950–1965, edited by Katherine V. Forrest
The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virigina Woolf, edited by Louise DeSalvo and Mitchell Leaska
Melymbrosia, Virginia Woolf
A Restricted Country, Joan Nestle
Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry, edited by Frédérique Delacoste and Priscilla Alexander
The Wall, Marlen Haushofer


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