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Interview with Zen Cho - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 33c

Interview with Zen Cho - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 33c

April 20, 2019

Interview with Zen Cho

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 33c with Heather Rose Jones 

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

NOTE: This month’s On the Shelf incorrectly announced this month’s guest as Molly Tanzer. The Molly Tanzer interview will appear at a future date.

In this episode we talk about

  • The Malaysian influences in Zen’s fiction
  • 19th century English literature and engaging with colonial legacies through fiction
  • Her favorite historic eras that may see stories in the future
  • The challenges of researching less-represented historic eras and regions
  • Being inspired by the gaps and omissions in mainstream history
  • The similar challenges of writing queer characters and writing non-Western characters

Publications mentioned:

A transcript is pending

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Links to Heather Online

Links to Zen Cho Online

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On the Shelf April 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 33b

On the Shelf April 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 33b

April 13, 2019

On the Shelf April 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 33b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about

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Links to Heather Online

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The 100th Episode - Where My Heart Goes - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 33a

The 100th Episode - Where My Heart Goes - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 33a

April 6, 2019

The 100th Episode - Where My Heart Goes

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 33a with Heather Rose Jones

To celebrate the podcast’s 100th episode, I offer you a bonus story.

In this episode we talk about

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Alphabet of Signs and Jade Generals by Ursula Whitcher - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32e

Alphabet of Signs and Jade Generals by Ursula Whitcher - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32e

March 30, 2019

Alphabet of Signs and Jade Generals by Ursula Whitcher

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 32e with Heather Rose Jones

The first episode of the 2019 Fiction Series

In this episode we talk about:

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Links to Heather Online

Links to Ursula Whitcher Online

Links to Jasmine Arch Online

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Laudomia Loves Margaret (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32d

Laudomia Loves Margaret (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32d

March 23, 2019

Laudomia Loves Margaret (Reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 32d with Heather Rose Jones

The 16th century romance between Sienese poet and intellectual Laudomia Forteguerri and Duchess Margaret of Austria.

In this episode we talk about

  • Translations and the context of the poetry Laudomia wrote for Margaret can be found in:

    • Eisenbichler, Konrad. “Laudomia Forteguerri Loves Margaret of Austria” in Same Sex Love and Desire Among Women in the Middle Ages (ed. By Francesca Canadé Sautman & Pamela Sheingorn), Palgrave, New York, 2001.
  • Which is discussed in the blog in this entry
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Book Appreciation with Katharine Duckett - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32c

Book Appreciation with Katharine Duckett - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32c

March 16, 2019

Book Appreciation with Katharine Duckett

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 32c 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 Katharine Duckett recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

A transcript is pending for this episode

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Links to Heather Online

Links to Katharine Duckett Online

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Interview with Katharine Duckett - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32b

Interview with Katharine Duckett - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32b

March 9, 2019

Interview with Katharine Duckett

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 32b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about

  • Katharine’s debut novella from Tor.com: Miranda in Milan
  • The jumping off point of the story from Shakespeare’s The Tempest
  • Historic Milan and the Sforzas
  • Telling the stories of queer women and women of color in historic settings
  • Editing an anthology at the same time your debut book is coming out

Publications mentioned:

A transcript is pending for this episode

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Links to Heather Online

Links to Katharine Duckett Online

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On the Shelf March 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32a

On the Shelf March 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32a

March 2, 2019

On the Shelf March 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 32a with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about

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Links to Heather Online

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Prepositions, Sexuality, and Gender: Unpacking Our Bundles - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31d

Prepositions, Sexuality, and Gender: Unpacking Our Bundles - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31d

February 23, 2019

Prepositions, Sexuality, and Gender: Unpacking Our Bundles

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 31d with Heather Rose Jones

A really geeky philosophical discussion about the semantics of prepositions across different languages, and how we can use that as a gateway to thinking about different cultural models of sexuality and gender. This is the first part of a two-part series that looks at the complex differences in how gender and sexuality has been understood in different times and places, and what that means for the search for identification and connection with historic figures. 

In this episode we talk about

  • Thinking of prepositions (and gender/sexuality categories) as bundles of distinct meaning-features that can be combined in different ways in different languages/cultures
  • Picking apart some of the types of meaning-features that are used to build gender and sexuality categories.
  • An example of different ways in which the same bundle of gender/sexuality features might be interpreted based on cultural models and assumptions
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here

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Links to Heather Online

 

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Ordinary Women (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31c

Ordinary Women (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31c

February 16, 2019

Ordinary Women (Reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 31c with Heather Rose Jones

The show revisits our very first episode with the story of some ordinary women who loved women in the European past.

In this episode we talk about

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10 Lesbian Historical Books and Movies I Loved in 2018 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31b

10 Lesbian Historical Books and Movies I Loved in 2018 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31b

February 9, 2019

10 Lesbian Historical Books and Movies I Loved in 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 31b with Heather Rose Jones

A brief tour through some of my favorite media consumed in 2018.

In this episode we talk about

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

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On the Shelf February 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31a

On the Shelf February 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31a

February 2, 2019

On the Shelf February 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 31a 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

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The New Atalantis - Secret Lesbian Clubs in 17th c Literature - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30d

The New Atalantis - Secret Lesbian Clubs in 17th c Literature - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30d

January 26, 2019

The New Atalantis - Secret Lesbian Clubs in 17th c Literature

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 30d with Heather Rose Jones

Readings from an early 18th century satirical roman à clef that depicts a secret society of sapphists at the court of Queen Anne of England.

In this episode we talk about

  • The context and purpose of Delarivier Manley’s work
  • An annotated reading of selections discussing f/f relationships
  • The full text of The New Atalantis can be found at Google Books
  • This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here.
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Links to Heather Online

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The Favourite - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30c

The Favourite - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30c

January 19, 2019

The Favourite

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 30c with Heather Rose Jones

A review of the movie The Favourite, about the rivalry between Sarah Duchess of Marlborough and Abigail Masham for the favour and affections of Anne, Queen of England.

I’m joined in this show by Farah Mendlesohn, historian and both author and publisher of queer historical fiction, and by Trystan Bass, co-founder and editor in chief of the Frock Flicks blog and podcast. We talk about everything from the necessary historical inaccuracies of film making, to the use of costume and setting in conveying the film’s themes, to how much we loved both the story and the performances in this movie.

A transcript of this podcast is pending and will appear here

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Links to Farah Mendlesohn

Links to Trystan Bass Online

 

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The State of Lesbian Historicals in 2018 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30b

The State of Lesbian Historicals in 2018 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30b

January 12, 2019

The State of Lesbian Historicals in 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 30b with Heather Rose Jones

Now that I’ve been listing new historical releases for a year, what does the state of the field look like?

In this episode we talk about

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog

RSS: http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/

Links to Heather Online

Website: http://alpennia.com

Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

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On the Shelf January 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30a

On the Shelf January 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30a

January 5, 2019

On the Shelf January 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 30a 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

Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog

RSS: http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/

Links to Heather Online

Website: http://alpennia.com

Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

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Episode 29e: At the Mouth by Gurmika Mann

Episode 29e: At the Mouth by Gurmika Mann

December 29, 2018

At the Mouth by Gurmika Mann

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 29e

The fourth story in our 2018 fiction series.

In this episode we talk about

  • “At the Mouth” by Gurmika Mann is set in the southern part of India in the 10th century
  • The narrator for this story is Maya Chhabra
  • The text version of this story can be found here

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog

RSS: http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/

Links to Heather Online

Website: http://alpennia.com

Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

Links to Gurmika Mann Online

Twitter: @gikhee

Links to Maya Chhabra Online

Twitter: @mayachhabra

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Queen Anne - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 29d

Queen Anne - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 29d

December 22, 2018

Queen Anne

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 29d with Heather Rose Jones

The social and historic context of Queen Anne of England and the basis for the rumors of lesbianism associated with her court. 

In this episode we talk about

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog

RSS: http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/

Links to Heather Online

Website: http://alpennia.com

Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

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Book Appreciation with Carrie Pack - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 29c

Book Appreciation with Carrie Pack - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 29c

December 15, 2018

Book Appreciation with Carrie Pack

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 29c 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 Carrie Pack recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

No transcript is available for this episode

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog

RSS: http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/

Links to Heather Online

Website: http://alpennia.com

Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

Links to Carrie Pack Online

Website: http://www.carriepack.com

Twitter: @carriepack

 

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