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Book Appreciation: 17-18th century Stories in England and France - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 50c

Book Appreciation: 17-18th century Stories in England and France - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 50c

September 19, 2020

Book Appreciation: 17-18th century Stories in England and France

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 50c with Heather Rose Jones

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode we talk about:

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

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Interview with Nyri Bakkalian - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 50b

Interview with Nyri Bakkalian - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 50b

September 12, 2020

Interview with Nyri Bakkalian

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 50b with Heather Rose Jones

An interview with Dr. Nyri Bakkalian about her historical research and her cross-time novel.

In this episode we talk about:

A transcript of this podcast may be available here. (Transcripts added when available.)

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Nyri Bakkalian Online

PATREON

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On the Shelf for September 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 50a

On the Shelf for September 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 50a

September 5, 2020

On the Shelf for September 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 50a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The LHMPodcast is going independent!
  • Call for submissions for the 2021 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details.
  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog
    • Hatem, Mervat. 1986. "The Politics of Sexuality and Gender in Segregated Patriarchal Systems: The Case of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Egypt" in Feminist Studies vol. 12, no. 2 250-274.
    • Vanita, Ruth. 2005. "Born of Two Vaginas: Love and Reproduction between Co-Wives in Some Medieval Indian Texts" in GLQ 11:4 547-577.
    • Phillips, Kim M. & Barry Reay. 2011. Sex Before Sexuality: A Premodern History. Polity Press, Cambridge. ISBN 978-0-7456-2522-5
    • Duggan, Lisa. 1993. “The Trials of Alice Mitchell: Sensationalism, Sexology and the Lesbian Subject in Turn-of-the-Century America” in Queer Studies: An Interdisciplinary Reader, ed. Robert J. Corber and Stephen Valocchi. Oxford: Blackwell. pp.73-87
    • *Wahl, Elizabeth Susan. 1999. Invisible Relations: Representations of Female Intimacy in the Age of Enlightenment. Stanford University Press, Stanford. ISBN 0-8047-3650-2
    • Rizzo, Betty. 1994. Companions without Vows: Relationships among Eighteenth-Century British Women. Athens: University of Georgia Press. ISBN 978-0-8203-3218-5
    • Vicinus, Martha. 2004. Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. ISBN 0-226-85564-3
    • Marcus, Sharon. 2007. Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England. Princeton University Press, Princeton. ISBN 0-691-12835-9
  • This month’s author guest is to be announced.
  • This month’s essay is about 17th century poet Katherine Philips.
  • New and forthcoming fiction
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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“Your Fingers Like Pen and Ink” by Jeannelle M. Ferreira - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 49e

“Your Fingers Like Pen and Ink” by Jeannelle M. Ferreira - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 49e

August 29, 2020

“Your Fingers Like Pen and Ink” by Jeannelle M. Ferreira

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 49e with Heather Rose Jones

The LHMPodcast fiction series presents a story by Jeannelle M. Ferreira, set in a late 19th century Russian Jewish community. Jeannelle is also the author of The Covert Captain: or, A Marriage of Equals. The story is narrated by Violet Dixon, who also recorded the audiobook of The Covert Captain.

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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Links to Jeannelle M. Ferreira Online

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Artificial Scarcity of Representation: Asexual Artemis/Lesbian Diana - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 49d

Artificial Scarcity of Representation: Asexual Artemis/Lesbian Diana - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 49d

August 22, 2020

Artificial Scarcity of Representation: Asexual Artemis/Lesbian Diana

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 49d with Heather Rose Jones

An exploration of the mythic figures of Artemis and Diana

In this episode we talk about:

  • Their complex and contradictory mythology and religious traditions
  • How Artemis/Diana was represented in later literature and art
  • Diana & Callisto: the lesbian tradtion
  • Diana vs. Venus: the asexual tradition
  • Why we need to stop fighting over them
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Book Appreciation: Artemis/Diana in Fiction - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 49c

Book Appreciation: Artemis/Diana in Fiction - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 49c

August 15, 2020

Book Appreciation: Artemis/Diana in Fiction

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 49c with Heather Rose Jones

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 49b: Diana and Callisto: The Sometimes Problematic Search for Representation (Reprise)

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 49b: Diana and Callisto: The Sometimes Problematic Search for Representation (Reprise)

August 8, 2020

Diana and Callisto: The Sometimes Problematic Search for Representation (Reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 49b with Heather Rose Jones

Ovid’s myth of Diana and Callisto had lasting popularity through the medieval and early modern periods and provided a context for some unexpected representation of erotic interactions between women. But hoo boy are there some problematic aspects to this topic!

In this episode we talk about:

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On the Shelf for August 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 49a

On the Shelf for August 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 49a

August 1, 2020

On the Shelf for August 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 49a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The podcast is four years old!
  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog
    • Armenian astrology text (British Library Ms. Or. 6471)
    • Kuefler, Mathew (ed). 2007. The History of Sexuality Sourcebook. Broadview Press, Ontario. ISBN 978-1-55111-738-6
    • Engelstein, Laura. 1990. "Lesbian Vignettes: A Russian Triptych from the 1890s" in Signs vol. 15, no. 4 813-831.
    • Robertson, Jennifer. 1999. "Dying to Tell: Sexuality and Suicide in Imperial Japan" in Signs vol. 25, no. 1 1-35.
    • Hatem, Mervat. 1986. "The Politics of Sexuality and Gender in Segregated Patriarchal Systems: The Case of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Egypt" in Feminist Studies vol. 12, no. 2 250-274.
    • Phillips, Kim M. & Barry Reay. 2011. Sex Before Sexuality: A Premodern History. Polity Press, Cambridge. ISBN 978-0-7456-2522-5
    • TBD
  • This month we have a theme focusing on the mythological figure of Artemis/Diana:
    • Reprise: Diana and Callisto: The Sometimes Problematic Search for Representation
    • Book Appreciation: Stories involving Artemis/Diana
    • Asexual Artemis/Lesbian Diana: Artificial Scarcity and Representation
  • Original Fiction: “Your Fingers Like Pen and Ink” by Jeannelle M. Ferreira
  • New and forthcoming fiction
  • Call for submissions for the 2021 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details.
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Humors, Horoscopes, and Homosexuality - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 48d

Humors, Horoscopes, and Homosexuality - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 48d

July 25, 2020

Humors, Horoscopes, and Homosexuality

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 48d with Heather Rose Jones

In this episode we talk about:

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Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Book Appreciation with Luci Dreamer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 48c

Book Appreciation with Luci Dreamer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 48c

July 18, 2020

Book Appreciation with Luci Dreamer

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 48c with Heather Rose Jones

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Luci Dreamer Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Interview with Luci Dreamer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 48b

Interview with Luci Dreamer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 48b

July 11, 2020

Interview with Luci Dreamer

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 48b with Heather Rose Jones

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Luci Dreamer Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

On the Shelf for July 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 48a

On the Shelf for July 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 48a

July 4, 2020

On the Shelf for July 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 48a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Lesbian-Like History and Racial Othering - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 47d

Lesbian-Like History and Racial Othering - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 47d

June 27, 2020

Lesbian-Like History and Racial Othering

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 47d with Heather Rose Jones

An unblinking look at the historic intersection of women’s same-sex relations and racial othering

In this episode we talk about:

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Book Appreciation: Black Authors/Black Characters - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 47c

Book Appreciation: Black Authors/Black Characters - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 47c

June 20, 2020

Book Appreciation: Black Authors/Black Characters

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 47c with Heather Rose Jones

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode we talk about f/f historical fiction by Black authors featuring at least one Black protagonist.

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Interview with Amy Hoff - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 47b

Interview with Amy Hoff - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 47b

June 13, 2020

Interview with Amy Hoff

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 47b with Heather Rose Jones

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Amy Hoff Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

On the Shelf for June 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 47a

On the Shelf for June 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 47a

June 6, 2020

On the Shelf for June 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 47a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Cardinal’s Gambit by Catherine Lundoff - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 46e

Cardinal’s Gambit by Catherine Lundoff - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 46e

May 30, 2020

Cardinal’s Gambit by Catherine Lundoff

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 46e with Heather Rose Jones

The second story in our 2020 fiction series. Written by Catherine Lundoff, narrated by Cherae Clark.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Catherine Lundoff Online

Links to Cherae Clark Online

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Aphra Behn (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 46d

Aphra Behn (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 46d

May 23, 2020

Aphra Behn (Reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 46d with Heather Rose Jones

This episode is about the 17th century novelist, playwright, and spy Aphra Behn.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Behn’s careers in espionage and literature
  • Her bisexuality and some of the complexities of how desire between women was portrayed in the 17th century
  • Poem: VERSES design'd by Mrs. A. Behn, to be sent to a fair Lady, that desir'd she would absent her?self, to cure her Love. Left unfinish'd
  • Poem: The Dream
  • Poem: To the Fair Clarinda Who made love to me, Imagin'd more than woman
  • Dedicatory text to Hortense Mancini, Duchesse Mazarine
  • This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here: Aphra Behn
  • There is an extensive and detailed biography of Aphra Behn that I haven’t yet included in the LHMP: Todd, Janet. 1996. Secret Life of Aphra Behn. Rutgers Univ Press, New Brunswick. ISBN 0-8135-2455-5
  • If you’d like to read some historical fiction that includes an entirely imagined meeting between Aphra and Hortense Mancini, you can find it here.
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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History and Historic Fiction with Janet Todd - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 46c

History and Historic Fiction with Janet Todd - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 46c

May 16, 2020

History and Historic Fiction with Janet Todd

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 46c with Heather Rose Jones

A chat with historian and historical novelist Janet Todd.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Janet Todd Online

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