Here we offer a collection of books and articles which have been particularly helpful in our research. For easier use we have devided them into five categories that broadly reflect the different aspect we wanted to consider (and bring together) in this project:

  • Adkins, Karen C. “The Real Dirt: Gossip and Feminist Epistemology.” Social Epistemology, vol. 16, no. 3, 2002, pp. 215–32.
  • Adkins, Karen C. “The Erasure of Empowered Gossip in Academia.” NRCS – Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada, no. 7, 2014, journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/nrsc/article/view/3038/3346.
  • Ball, Erica L. “Galding,’ ‘Gainsaying,’ and Negotiating Gossip in the Antebellum Black Press.” When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American history, edited by Kathleen A. Feeley and Jennifer Frost, Palgrave, 2014, pp. 101–23.
  • Ben-Zeʼev, Aaron. “The Vindication of Gossip.” Good Gossip, edited by Robert F. Goodman and Aharon Ben-Zeʼev, UP of Kansas, 1994, pp. 11–24.
  • Bertolotti, Tommaso, and Lorenzo Magnani. “An Epistemological Analysis of Gossip and Gossip-Based Knowledge.” Synthese, vol. 191, no. 17, 2014, pp. 4037–67. doi:10.1007/s11229-014-0514-2.
  • Black, Donald, editor. Toward a General Theory of Social Control, Academic P, 1984.
  • Brokoff, Jürgen, et al., editors. Die Kommunikation der Gerüchte, Wallstein Verlag, 2008, deposit.d-nb.de/cgi-bin/dokserv?id=3097335&prov=M&dok_var=1&dok_ext=htm.
  • Burke, Peter. “On Writing The Social History of Knowledge.” Theory, Culture & Society, Sage. 1 Jan. 2010, www.theoryculturesociety.org/peter-burke-on-writing-the-social-history-of-knowledge/. Accessed 12 Nov. 2016.
  • Burke, Peter. What is the History of Knowledge?, Wiley, 2015.
  • Coates, Jennifer. Women Talk: Conversation Between Women Friends, Blackwell, 1996.
  • Code, L. What Can She Know? Feminist Theory and the Construction of Knowledge, Cornell University Press, 2018.
  • Dawley, M. M. ““You’d Oughter Start a Scrap-Book”: Gossip and Aspirational Culture in The House of Mirth and The Custom of the Country.” Edith Wharton Review, vol. 33, no. 2, 2017, pp. 283–305. doi:10.5325/editwharrevi.33.2.0283.
  • Epstein, Joseph. Gossip: The Untrivial Ppursuit. 1st Mariner books ed., Mariner Books, 2012.
  • Feeley, Kathleen A., and Jennifer Frost, editors. When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American history. First [edition], Palgrave, 2014.
  • Feeley, Kathleen A., and Jennifer Frost. Why Historians Can’t Afford to Ignore Gossip. History News Network. 7 Sep. 2014, historynewsnetwork.org/article/156627. Accessed 11 Oct. 2016.
  • Fohrmann, Jürgen. “Kommunikation und Gerücht.” Die Kommunikation der Gerüchte, edited by Jürgen Brokoff et al., Wallstein Verlag, 2008, pp. 7–13.
  • Gluckman, Max. “Gossip and Scandal.” Current Anthropology, vol. 4, no. 3, 1963, pp. 307–16.
  • Goodman, Robert F., and Aharon Ben-Zeʼev, editors. Good Gossip, UP of Kansas, 1994.
  • Hammar, Anna Nilsson, et al., editors. Circulation of Knowledge: Explorations into the History of Knowledge, Nordic Academic Press, 2018.
  • Harris, Susan K. Cultural Work of the Late Nineteenth-Century Hostess: Annie Adams Fields and Mary Gladstone Drew. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
  • Jobs, Sebastian. “Uncertain Knowledge.” Rethinking History, vol. 18, no. 1, 2014, pp. 2–9.
  • Kapferer, Jean-Noël. Rumors: Uses, Interpretations, and Images, Transaction, 1990.
  • Ketelaar, Eric. “Tacit Narratives: The Meanings of Archives.” Archival Science, vol. 1, no. 2, 2001, pp. 131–41. doi:10.1007/BF02435644.
  • Knopf, Terry Ann. Rumors, Race and Riots, Taylor and Francis, 2006.
  • Koenig, Fredrick. Rumor in the Marketplace: The Social Psychology of Commercial Hearsay, Auburn House Publ, 1985.
  • Kosofsky Sedgwick, Eve. “Epistemology of the Closet.” The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, edited by Henry Abelove et al., Routledge, 1993, pp. 45–61.
  • Laurence, Thomas. “The Logic of Gossip.” Good Gossip, edited by Robert F. Goodman and Aharon Ben-Zeʼev, UP of Kansas, 1994, pp. 47–55.
  • Leary, Patrick. “Town Talk: Dickens, Thackeray and the Policing of Gossip.” Dickens and Victorian Print Cultures, edited by Robert L. Patten, Ashgate, 2012, pp. 471–501.
  • MacDonald, Tara. “’She’d give her two ears to know’: The Gossip Economy in Ellen Wood’s St. Martin’s Eve.” Economic Women: Essays on Desire and Dispossession in Nineteenth-Century British Culture, edited by Lana L. Dalley and Jill Rappoport, Ohio State UP, 2013, pp. 179–92.
  • McKeon, Michael. The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge. John Hopkins pbk. ed., Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
  • Megill, Allan. Historical Knowledge, Historical Error: A Contemporary Guide to Practice, U of Chicago P, 2007.
  • Merry, Sally E. “Rethinking Gossip and Scandal.” Toward a General Theory of Social Control, edited by Donald Black, Academic P, 1984, pp. 271–302. Studies on law and social control.
  • Morreall, John. “Gossip and Humor.” Good Gossip, edited by Robert F. Goodman and Aharon Ben-Zeʼev, UP of Kansas, 1994.
  • Mulsow, Martin. “History of Knowledge.” Debating New Approaches to History, edited by Marek Tamm and Peter Burke, Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, pp. 159–72.
  • Nagel, Jennifer. Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Origgi, Gloria. “Reputation in Moral Philosophy and Epistemology.” The Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation, edited by Francesca Giardini and Rafael Wittek, Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 68–81.
  • Post, Robert. “The Legal Regulation of Gossip: Backyard Chatter and the Mass Media.” Good Gossip, edited by Robert F. Goodman and Aharon Ben-Zeʼev, UP of Kansas, 1994, pp. 65–71.
  • Priddat, Birger P. “Märkte und Gerüchte.” Die Kommunikation der Gerüchte, edited by Jürgen Brokoff et al., Wallstein Verlag, 2008, pp. 216–37.
  • Rosnow, Ralph L., and Gary Alan Fine. Rumor and Gossip: The Social Psychology of Hearsay, Elsevier, 1976.
  • Rysman, Alexander. “How the “Gossip” Became a Woman.” Journal of Communication, vol. 27, no. 1, 1977, pp. 176–80.
  • Schantz, Ned. Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature, OUP, 2012.
  • Schoeman, Ferdinand. “Gossip and Privacy.” Good Gossip, edited by Robert F. Goodman and Aharon Ben-Zeʼev, UP of Kansas, 1994, pp. 72–82.
  • Sousa, Ronald de. “In Praise of Gossip: Indiscretion as a Saintly Virtue.” Good Gossip, edited by Robert F. Goodman and Aharon Ben-Zeʼev, UP of Kansas, 1994, pp. 25–33.
  • Spacks, Patricia Meyer. Gossip: A celebration and Defences of the Art of ‘Idle Talk’; a Brilliant Exploration of its Role in Literature (Novels, Memoirs, Letters, Journals) as well as in Life, Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
  • Sunstein, Cass R. On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
  • Taylor, Gabriele. “Gossip as Moral Talk.” Good Gossip, edited by Robert F. Goodman and Aharon Ben-Zeʼev, UP of Kansas, 1994, pp. 34–46.
  • Tebbutt, Melanie. Women’s Talk? A Social History of ‘Gossip’ in Working-Class Neighbourhoods, 1880-1960, Scolar, 1997.
  • Turner, Patricia Ann. I Heard It Through The Grapevine: Rumor in African-American Culture, University of California Press, 1993,
  • White, Louise. “Between Gluckman and Foucault: Historicizing Rumour and Gossip.” Social Dynamics, vol. 20, no. 1, 1994, pp. 75–82.
  • Wilkes, Roger. Scandal: A Scurrilous History of Gossip, Atlantic Books, 2002.
  • Bell, Elizabeth. “Performance Studies as Women’s Work: Historical Sights/Sites/Citations from the Margin.” Text & Performance Quarterly, vol. 13, no. 4, 1993, pp. 350–74.
  • Brown, Gillian. Domestic Individualism: Imagining Self in Nineteenth-Century America, U of California P, 1990. 14.
  • Bryden, Inga, and Janet Floyd, editors. Domestic Space: Reading the Nineteenth-Century Interior, Manchester University Press, 1999.
  • Castle, Terry. The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture, Columbia UP, 1993.
  • Chapman, Alison. Networking the Nation: British and American Women’s Poetry and Italy, 1840 – 1870. Oxford UP, 2015.
  • Cott, Nancy F. Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation. 1. ed., 2. print, 2002.
  • Coviello, Peter. Tomorrow’s Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America, NYU Press, 2013.
  • Culkin, Kate. Harriet Hosmer: A Cultural Biography /  Kate Culkin. Uof Massachusetts P, 2010.
  • Dabel, Jane E. A Respectable Woman: The Public Roles of African American Women in 19th-Century New York, New York University Press, 2008.
  • Daniele, Daniela. “Toward a Genealogy of Jo March: Charlotte Cushman as a Crossdressed Icon of the Victorian Stage.” Intercontinental Crosscurrents: Women’s Networks Across Europe and the Americas, edited by Julia Nitz et al., Winter, 2016, pp. 11–31.
  • Dudden, Faye E. Serving Women: Household Service in 19th-Century America, Wesleyan UP, 1983.
  • Easley, Alexis. “Victorian Iconoclast: Eliza Cook (1812-1889).” Celebrity Authorship and Afterlives in English and American Literature, edited by Gaston Franssen and Rick Honings, Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016, pp. 67–93.
  • Easley, Alexis. “Researching Gender Issues: Eliza Cook, Charlotte Cushman, and Transatlantic Celebrity, 1845-54.” Researching the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Case studies, edited by Alexis Easley et al., Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2017, pp. 30–45.
  • Faderman, Lillian. Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present, Women’s Press, 1985.
  • Fessenden, Tracy. “The Other Woman’s Sphere: Nuns, Prostitutes, and the Medicalization of Middle-Class Domesticity.” The Puritan Origins of American Sex: Religion, Sexuality, and National Identity in American Literature, edited by Tracy Fessenden et al., Routledge, 2001, pp. 169–90.
  • Floyd, Janet. Becoming Visible: Women’s Presence in late Nineteenth-Century America, Rodopi, 2010.
  • Forman-Brunell, Miriam, and Leslie Paris, editors. The Girls’ History and Culture Reader: The Nineteenth Century, University of Illinois Press, 2011.
  • Gallagher, Catherine. Nobody’s Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670-1820, U of California P, 1995.
  • Garrett, Paula. Prodigal Daughters and Pilgrims in Petticoats: Grace Greenwood and the Tradition of American Women’s Travel Writing. Dissertation, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, 1997, digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_disstheses/6567. Accessed 7 May 2020.
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  • Jagose, Annamarie. Inconsequence: Lesbian Representation and the Logic of Sexual Sequence, Cornell P, 2002.
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  • Kelley, Mary. Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America, Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2002.
  • Kent, Kathryn R. Making Girls into Women: American Women’s Writing and the Rise of Lesbian Identity, Duke UP, 2003.
  • Kessler-Harris, Alice. Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States. 20th Anniversary ed., Oxford UP, 2003.
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  • Marra, Kim. “A Lesbian Marriage of Cultural Consequence: Elisabeth Marbury and Elsie de Wolfe, 1886-1933.” Passing Performances: Queer Readings of Leading Players in American Theater History, edited by Robert. A. Schanke and Kim Marra, University of Michigan Press, 1998, pp. 104–28.
  • Marra, Kim. Strange Duets: Impresarios and Actresses in the American Theatre, 1865-1914. University of Iowa, 2006. Studies in Theatre History and Culture.
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