Answered By: Darren Chase
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017     Views: 68

There doesn't seem to be any books at this time published specifically on transgender writers, except for one that is a collection of articles from Wikipedia.  The Library does have a number of books on LGBT writers and literature that have sections on transgender.  Here are a few:

The Cambridge companion to gay and lesbian writing - Main Library Stacks PN56 .H57 C35 2011 - Normal Loan

The full spectrum: a new generation of writing about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and other identities - Main Library Stacks HQ76.27 .Y68 F85 2006 - Normal Loan

Encyclopedia of contemporary LGBTQ literature of the United States - Main Library Reference PS153 .S39 E53 2009  - No Loan

The first two can be checked out.  The third one is reference only, though you can photocopy or scan sections.

For more books that might have sections on transgender writers, click on the CATALOG tab on the library homepage and type in this search: writ* and transgender.  (writ* will look for writer, writing, etc.)

For your topic, I would recommend looking for articles instead. Try the following databases:

Try the same search: writ* and transgender.  If there are too many results, add: critic* - which will search for critical, criticism, etc.  You can also search for the names of individual transgender writers.

More resources can be found at the link below.

If you need further assistance, please contact the Librarian for Cultural Analysis & Theory, Jennifer DeVito, at

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