Catherine Kelly is a second year PhD student at King's College, London, studying lesbian feminist literary networks in the United States between the 1950s and the 1980s. Her writing can be found in the Cardiff Review, the Dublin Review of Books, Still Point Journal and Datableed.

“Your Name is Safe”: The Ladder as lesbian literary community

This article is adapted from a presentation given at BAAS Postgraduate Symposium, 4th December 2021. In the second issue of the Ladder – the San Francisco-based lesbian literary magazine that circulated between 1956 and 1972 – Ann Ferguson published an article intended to reassure nervous subscribers, titled ‘Your Name is… Continue reading