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Hugh Easton's Neo‐Baroque Art and the Stained‐Glass Closet in Postwar Britain* (2024)
Journal Article
Brocket, J., & Janes, D. (2024). Hugh Easton's Neo‐Baroque Art and the Stained‐Glass Closet in Postwar Britain*. Journal of Religious History, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9809.13058

Hugh Ray Easton (1906–1965) was a leading mid‐twentieth century British designer of stained‐glass windows. His works combined neo‐baroque style with an aesthetic that was attuned to glamour in contemporary media such as film and homoerotic physique m... Read More about Hugh Easton's Neo‐Baroque Art and the Stained‐Glass Closet in Postwar Britain*.

‘Male homoerotic relations in history’ (2024)
Book Chapter
Janes, D. (in press). ‘Male homoerotic relations in history’. In M. E. Wiesner-Hanks, & M. Kuefler (Eds.), The Cambridge World History of Sexualities (252 - 272). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108895996.013

This chapter explores male homoerotic desire, whether idealised, romanticised, visualised or physically enacted. Male homoerotic practices and relations have sometimes been structured around notions of difference between two males who were thought to... Read More about ‘Male homoerotic relations in history’.

The art of Hugh Easton and the stained-glass closet in post-war Britain (2024)
Journal Article
Brocket, J., & Janes, D. (in press). The art of Hugh Easton and the stained-glass closet in post-war Britain. Journal of Religious History,

Hugh Ray Easton (1906-1965) was a leading mid-twentieth century British designer of stained-glass windows. His works combined neo-baroque style with an aesthetic that was attuned to glamour in contemporary media such as film and homoerotic physique m... Read More about The art of Hugh Easton and the stained-glass closet in post-war Britain.

“Chromatics and Vice”: Male Students, Race and Queerness at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1890s to 1930s (2024)
Journal Article
Janes, D. (2024). “Chromatics and Vice”: Male Students, Race and Queerness at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1890s to 1930s. WerkstattGeschichte, https://doi.org/10.14361/zwg-2024-890106

This article explores some of the ways in which colour came to be associated with racialand sexual minorities in European modernity. It does this through examination of a case-study of material produced by students at the Universities of Oxford and C... Read More about “Chromatics and Vice”: Male Students, Race and Queerness at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1890s to 1930s.

Naked Civil Servant: Queer Sex, Catholicism and Conformism in the Post-War London Diaries of George Lucas (2023)
Journal Article
Janes, D. (2023). Naked Civil Servant: Queer Sex, Catholicism and Conformism in the Post-War London Diaries of George Lucas. History Workshop Journal, 96, 25–45. https://doi.org/10.1093/hwj/dbad014

The minutely documented diaries of an ‘everyman’ such as George Lucas enable us to view the complex pleasures and challenging realities of the postwar queer quotidian in remarkable detail. A sample of the years after 1957, when Lucas was aged in his... Read More about Naked Civil Servant: Queer Sex, Catholicism and Conformism in the Post-War London Diaries of George Lucas.

‘Queer transplanting from the Himalayas to Yorkshire: Reginald Farrer’s loves for men and alpine plants (1880-1920)’ (2022)
Book Chapter
Janes. (2022). ‘Queer transplanting from the Himalayas to Yorkshire: Reginald Farrer’s loves for men and alpine plants (1880-1920)’. In Locating Queer Histories: Places and Traces Across the UK. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350143753.ch-4

Ranging from the mid-19th century to the present, and from Edinburgh to Plymouth, this powerful collection explores the significance of locality in queer space and experiences in modern British history. The chapters cover a broad range of themes f... Read More about ‘Queer transplanting from the Himalayas to Yorkshire: Reginald Farrer’s loves for men and alpine plants (1880-1920)’.

The Varsity Drag: Gender, Sexuality and Cross-Dressing at the University of Cambridge, 1850-1950 (2021)
Journal Article
Janes. (2022). The Varsity Drag: Gender, Sexuality and Cross-Dressing at the University of Cambridge, 1850-1950. Journal of Social History, 55(3), 695-723. https://doi.org/10.1093/jsh/shab069

The records of student societies show that cross-dressing was a very popular practice at Cambridge University from the second half of the nineteenth century not only in drama but at a wide range of social events. Male and female students were segrega... Read More about The Varsity Drag: Gender, Sexuality and Cross-Dressing at the University of Cambridge, 1850-1950.

The ‘curious effects’ of acting: homosexuality, theatre and female impersonation at the University of Cambridge, 1900-1939 (2021)
Journal Article
Janes. (2022). The ‘curious effects’ of acting: homosexuality, theatre and female impersonation at the University of Cambridge, 1900-1939. Twentieth Century British History, 33(2), https://doi.org/10.1093/tcbh/hwab036

The University of Cambridge educated a significant proportion of Britain’s elite in the early twentieth century. The homosocial environment of the colleges was similar in many ways to that of the single-sex public boarding schools which many of the u... Read More about The ‘curious effects’ of acting: homosexuality, theatre and female impersonation at the University of Cambridge, 1900-1939.

‘Dress Sense of a Queen’: Cecil Beaton’s Queering of Britain’s Royal Past (2021)
Journal Article
Janes, D. (2021). ‘Dress Sense of a Queen’: Cecil Beaton’s Queering of Britain’s Royal Past. Journal of European Popular Culture, 12(1), 23-44. https://doi.org/10.1386/jepc_00026_1

The origins of camp can be traced by exploring the ways in which the past was queered during the inter-war period. Cecil Beaton was establishing himself as one of the world’s leading fashion photographers. He and many of his friends were fascinated b... Read More about ‘Dress Sense of a Queen’: Cecil Beaton’s Queering of Britain’s Royal Past.

Queer juxtapositions in the art of Francis Bacon and Lilliput magazine (2021)
Journal Article
Janes. (2021). Queer juxtapositions in the art of Francis Bacon and Lilliput magazine. Visual Culture in Britain, 275-295. https://doi.org/10.1080/14714787.2020.1822755

Francis Bacon made extensive use of photographs and other images from the visual culture of his time in the production of works that were implicitly queer. Homosexual men were widely represented in prose and through cartoons as camply effeminate ‘pan... Read More about Queer juxtapositions in the art of Francis Bacon and Lilliput magazine.