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The Mermaid by Kathleen Jowitt - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40e

The Mermaid by Kathleen Jowitt - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40e

November 30, 2019

The Mermaid by Kathleen Jowitt

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40e with Heather Rose Jones

The fourth and final story in our 2019 Fiction Series

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Call for submissions for the 2020 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details.

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Class and Models of Lesbian Desire - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40d

Class and Models of Lesbian Desire - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40d

November 23, 2019

Class and Models of Lesbian Desire

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40d with Heather Rose Jones

In this episode we talk about:

  • The place of class in archetypes of lesbianism and same-sex desire
  • How class affects perceptions of sexuality
  • Class and money: who has it, what do then need to do to keep it?
  • Class and family responsibility: how do different groups balance individualism and group identity?
  • How does class influence marriage options, and the ability to reject them?
  • How does class affect the potential for economic independence?
  • Working through the dynamics of class in some popular lesbian historical archetypes
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones - Book Clips

Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones - Book Clips

November 20, 2019

Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear an author reading from Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones

Synopsis 

The streets are a perilous place for a young laundry maid dismissed without a character for indecent acts. Roz knew the end of the path for a country girl alone in the city of Rotenek. A desperate escape in the night brings her to the doorstep of Dominique the dressmaker and the hope of a second chance beyond what she could have imagined. Roz’s apprenticeship with the needle, under the patronage of the royal thaumaturgist, wasn’t supposed to include learning magic, but Celeste, the dressmaker’s daughter, draws Roz into the mysterious world of the charm-wives. When floodwaters and fever sweep through the lower city, Celeste’s magical charms could bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor of Rotenek, but only if Roz can claim the help of some unlikely allies.

 

Set in the magical early 19th century world of Alpennia, Floodtide tells an independent tale that interweaves with the adventures.

A stand-alone book in the Alpennia series (Alpennia #4)

 

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Book Appreciation with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40c

Book Appreciation with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40c

November 16, 2019

Book Appreciation with Heather Rose Jones

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40c 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:

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Interview with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40b

Interview with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40b

November 9, 2019

Interview with Heather Rose Jones

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • What are the advantages to setting stories in an invented country like Alpennia?
  • The roots of Heather’s love for language and history
  • Themes and tropes in the Alpennia books
  • Why weren’t the books written as romances?
  • Complex intersections of gender and sexuality in the books
  • Queer coming of age in the 19th century
  • What books inspired the Alpennia series?
  • Why a laundry maid as a protagonist? Writing precarious lives.
  • Touch-points for writing historic disasters and sowing seeds of revolution
  • Why write a stand-alone book in the middle of a series?
  • Why write in first versus third person?
  • Finding the people of color in Alpennia
  • Planting story-seeds to harvest in later books
  • What’s next for the Alpennia series?
  • Giving characters failure modes
  • What else does Heather want to write?
  • Books mentioned
  • A transcript of this podcast is pending.

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On the Shelf for November 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40a

On the Shelf for November 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40a

November 2, 2019

On the Shelf for November 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40a 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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The Goblin Market (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39d

The Goblin Market (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39d

October 26, 2019

The Goblin Market (Reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 39d with Heather Rose Jones

This is an analysis and recitation of the poem “The Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti, with special attention to its homoerotic themes.

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Poetry about Love Between Women from the 16th and 17th Centuries (Reprise) -  The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39c

Poetry about Love Between Women from the 16th and 17th Centuries (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39c

October 19, 2019

Poetry about Love Between Women from the 16th and 17th Centuries (Reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 39c with Heather Rose Jones

This is a reprise of LHMPodcast episode 25d which originally aired on 2018/08/26.

This episode takes a poetic tour through expressions of, and reactions to, love between women in 16th and 17th century Europe.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Poems about the pangs of love

    • “To Mrs M Awbrye” by Katherine Philips
    • “A Song” by Aphra Behn
    • “Love and Friendship: A Pastoral” by Elizabeth Singer Rowe
    • “On the Death of my Dear Friend and Play-fellow” by Jane Barker
  • Men jealous of women’s love for each other
    • “Elegy for a Lady Enamoured of Another Lady” by Pontus de Tyard
    • “On the Friendship Betwixt Two Ladies” by Edmund Waller
    • “Two Beauties, Tender Lovers” by Denis Sanguin de Saint-Pavin
  • Men appropriating lesbian imagery
    • “Sappho to Philaenis” by John Donne
    • “To Mr. J.D. (T.W.)” by Thomas Woodward
  • Poems of satire and vituperation
    • “Epigram on Cecilia Bulstrode” by Ben Johnson
    • “Tribades or Lesbia” by François de Maynard
    • “Women’s Complaint to Venus” and “Venus’s Reply” by anonymous
  • The triumph of love
    • Maitland Quarto MS Poem 49
    • ”My Divine Lysi” by Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz
    • “On a Lady Named Beloved” by Anne de Rohan-Chabot
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here and contains links to the source material.

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Medieval Love Poetry - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39b

Medieval Love Poetry - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39b

October 12, 2019

Medieval Love Poetry

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 39b with Heather Rose Jones

This is a reprise of LHMPodcast episode 8 which originally aired on 2017/03/25.

This episode looks at examples of courtly love--both in poetry and in prose-- expressed between two women, or by two female characters.

  • The context and conventions of the “courtly love” genre
  • The problems of relating the sentiments expressed in courtly love literature to everyday lives and experiences
  • Scholarly blind spots when interpreting same-sex expressions of courtly love
  • Love, desire, and friendship between women in the 13th century French story L’Escoufle
  • The 13th century troubariz (female troubador) Bieiris de Romans and the love poem she wrote to a woman named Maria
  • A passionate poem of love and longing written by one anonymous 12th century German woman to another

Sources

  • The full text of Na Maria by Bieris de Romans can be found in: Bogin, Meg. 1976. The Women Troubadours. Paddington Press, Ltd., New York. ISBN 0- 8467-0113-8
  • The full text of the Tegernsee MS poem can be found in: Matter, E. Ann. 1989. “My Sister, My Spouse: Woman-Identified Women in Medieval Christianity” in Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality, eds. Judith Plaskow & Carol P. Christ. Harper & Row, San Francisco.
  • 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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On the Shelf for October 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39a

On the Shelf for October 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39a

October 5, 2019

On the Shelf for October 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 39a with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • My recording vacation this month and why you’re getting three reprises of poetry shows
  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog
    • Amtower, Laurel and Dorothea Kehler, eds. 2003. The Single Woman in Medieval and Early Modern England: Her Life and Representation. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Tempe. ISBN 0-06698-306-6
    • Laqueur, Thomas. 1990. Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. Harvard University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 0-674-54349-1
    • Rich, Adrienne. 1980. “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence,” Signs vol 5, no. 4, pp. 631-60 at 650.
  • New and forthcoming fiction
  • Call for submissions for the 2020 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details.
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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How to Be a Feminist in History - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 38d

How to Be a Feminist in History - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 38d

September 28, 2019

How to Be a Feminist in History

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 38d with Heather Rose Jones

So you want your historic character to be a feminist. What does that mean? How early can we find women expressing opinions about gender equality and what did they think it looked like? What would your historic feminist’s blind spots be? What arguments and evidence would she bring to the table?

In this episode we talk about:

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Book Appreciation with Olivia Waite - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode  38c

Book Appreciation with Olivia Waite - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 38c

September 21, 2019

Book Appreciation with Olivia Waite

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 38c with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

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Interview with Olivia Waite - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 38b

Interview with Olivia Waite - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 38b

September 14, 2019

Interview with Olivia Waite

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 38b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • What attracted her to writing historical stories
  • How the Ladies’ Guide started as a straight romance and the contrast in social dynamics
  • Exerience versus imagination in writing romance
  • Bi representation in romance
  • Figuring out how your characters understand their sexuality
  • What it’s like to publish f/f romance with a mainstream publisher
  • The experience of being a bisexual woman reading lesfic
  • Classical erotic literature and the range of sexual experiences
  • Trying to get into the heads (or other organs) of people in history
  • The next two books in the “Feminine Pursuits” series
  • Books mentioned
  • A transcript of this podcast is pending.

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On the Shelf for September 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 38a

On the Shelf for September 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 38a

September 7, 2019

On the Shelf for September 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 38a 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

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

The Black Handkerchief by Gwen C. Katz - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast  Episode 37e

The Black Handkerchief by Gwen C. Katz - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37e

August 31, 2019

The Black Handkerchief by Gwen C. Katz

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 37e with Heather Rose Jones

The third story in our 2019 fiction series, by Gwen C. Katz. Narrated by Lara Zielinsky.

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Postcards from Worldcon - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37d

Postcards from Worldcon - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37d

August 24, 2019

Postcards from Worldcon

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 37d with Heather Rose Jones

A collection of micro-interviews recorded live at Worldcon in Dublin, Ireland.

Recommendations and shout-outs from:

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Bosom Sex (reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37c

Bosom Sex (reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37c

August 17, 2019

Bosom Sex (reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 37c with Heather Rose Jones

The lives and loves of two African-American women in the post Civil War era, as discovered in their correspondence.

In this episode we talk about:

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Interview with Penny Mickelbury - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37b

Interview with Penny Mickelbury - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37b

August 10, 2019

Interview with Penny Mickelbury

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 37b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

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Links to Penny Mickelbury Online

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On the Shelf for August 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37a

On the Shelf for August 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37a

August 3, 2019

On the Shelf for August 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 27a with Heather Rose Jones

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

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Swinging Singles and Lesbian Opportunities - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast  Episode 36d

Swinging Singles and Lesbian Opportunities - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 36d

July 27, 2019

Swinging Singles and Lesbian Opportunities

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 36d with Heather Rose Jones

A consideration of how the study of single women's lives is relevant to the writing of lesbian historical fiction.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Some of the myths about women's lives in the past
  • How geography, class, and circumstance affected women's likelihood of remaining single
  • Some specific strategies for keeping your fictional characters single without the need for special pleading
  • Useful books on singlewomen studies
    • Bennett, Judith M. & Amy M. Froide eds. 1999. Singlewomen in the European Past 1250-1800. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia. ISBN 0-8122-1668- 7
    • Beattie, Cordelia. 2007. Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-928341-5
    • Froide, Amy. 2005. Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Amtower, Laurel and Dorothea Kehler (eds). 2003. The Single Woman in Medieval and Early Modern England: Her Life and Representation. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Tempe. ISBN 0-06698-306-6
    • Staples, Kate Kelsey. 2011. Daughters of London: Inheriting Opportunity in the Late Middle Ages. Brill, Leiden. ISBN 978- 9004203112
  • This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here: Singlewomen
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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