Interview with Farah Mendlesohn
The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: Episode 16b
A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.
In this episode we talk about
- I chat with Farah Mendlesohn about her brand new lesbian Regency romance Spring Flowering.
- How did a literary theorist specializing in fantasy and science fiction come to write historic romance?
- Why was the 17th century a great time to set fiction about women loving women?
- How does historical fiction writer Geoffrey Trease come into things?
- How Spring Flowering came out of a challenge and a NaNoWriMo project.
- Spring Flowering by Farah Mendlesohn (2017, Manifold Press)
- In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815 by Jenny Uglow
- Beulah Marie Dix (she wrote historical fiction in the early 20th century and was known to have relationships with women)
- Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England by Amanda Vickery (mentioned as “In the Georgian Household”)
- A Very Queer Family Indeed: Sex, Religion, and the Bensons in Victorian Britain by Simon Goldhill
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