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On the Shelf for December 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 53a

On the Shelf for December 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 53a

December 5, 2020

On the Shelf for December 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 53a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction.

In this episode we talk about:

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

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Poetry about Love between Women from the 18th Century - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 52d

Poetry about Love between Women from the 18th Century - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 52d

November 28, 2020

Poetry about Love between Women from the 18th Century

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 52d with Heather Rose Jones

A tour through various poems of the 18th century that touch of different aspects of love between women.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Anne Finch “Friendship between Ephelia and Ardelia” (1713)
  • Mary Chudleigh “To Lerinda” (1703)
  • Elizabeth Thomas “To Clemena” (1722)
  • John Hoadly “On the Friendship of Two Young Ladies” (1730)
  • Anonymous “Cloe to Artimesa” (1720)
  • Susanna Highmore Duncombe “To Aspasia” (1751)
  • Pauline de Simiane “Madrigal” (1715, French)
  • Pauline de Simiane “Letter to Madame la Marquise de S--, On Sending Her Tobacco” (1715, French)
  • Mary Matilda Betham “A Valentine” (1797)
  • Anna Seward “Elegy Written at the Sea-Side, and Addressed to Miss Honora Sneyd” ( c. 1780)
  • Anna Seward “To Honora Sneyd” (1773)
  • Faustina Bordoni (nominally) “An Epistle from Signora F—to a Lady” (1727)
  • Anonymous “The Adulteress” (1773)
  • William King “The Toast” (1732)
  • Anonymous “The Sappho-an” (1735)
  • Anonymous “Monsieur Thing’s Origin” (1722)
  • Sarah Ponsonby “Song” (1789)
  • Specific sources for the poems are given in the transcript. Books that have been particularly useful are:

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

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Book Appreciation - Historic Fantasy in Asian Settings  - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 52c

Book Appreciation - Historic Fantasy in Asian Settings - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 52c

November 21, 2020

Book Appreciation - Historic Fantasy in Asian Settings

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 52c with Heather Rose Jones

A tour through some sapphic historic fantasy in various Asian cultures by authors with roots in those cultures.

Books mentioned

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

PATREON

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Interview with Jane Walsh - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 52b

Interview with Jane Walsh - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 52b

November 14, 2020

Interview with Jane Walsh

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 52b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • Writing the sexually-experienced romance heroine
  • The novels that made Jane fall in love with historic romance
  • Salon culture as a place to meet women
  • The complications of showing a HEA in f/f romance without marriage
  • Historical romance as a “common conversation” among authors
  • Jane’s optimistic hopes for the future of f/f historical romance
  • Plans for a connected series of sequels
  • Books mentioned

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

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On the Shelf for November 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 52a

On the Shelf for November 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 52a

November 7, 2020

On the Shelf for November 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 52a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction.

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

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

Give Us This Day by Jennifer Nestojko - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51e

Give Us This Day by Jennifer Nestojko - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51e

October 31, 2020

Give Us This Day by Jennifer Nestojko

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 51e with Heather Rose Jones

The fourth story in our 2020 fiction series

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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The Anandrine Sect - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51d

The Anandrine Sect - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51d

October 24, 2020

The Anandrine Sect

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 51d with Heather Rose Jones

A look at the motif of the 18th century French “Anandrine Sect” purported to be a lesbian sex club.

In this episode we talk about:

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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Book Appreciation with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51c

Book Appreciation with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51c

October 17, 2020

Book Appreciation with Samantha Rajaram

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 51c 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 may be available here. (Transcripts are added as available.)

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Samantha Rajaram Online

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Interview with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51b

Interview with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51b

October 10, 2020

Interview with Samantha Rajaram

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 51b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • How the anti-miscegenation policy of the Dutch East India Company inspired the story
  • Starting with characters and finding their stories
  • The experience of finding your place in the world
  • The difficulty of researching sexuality in the 17th century
  • Samantha’s complex professional history and how it feeds into her writing
  • Growing up as the only Indian family in a Wyoming town
  • Samantha’s experience in Pitch Wars and finding/being a mentor
  • Differing expectations in different genre cultures
  • Books mentioned

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

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Samantha Rajaram Online

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

On the Shelf for October 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51a

On the Shelf for October 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51a

October 3, 2020

On the Shelf for October 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 51a with Heather Rose Jones

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

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

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

17th c Poet Katherine Philips - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 50d

17th c Poet Katherine Philips - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 50d

September 26, 2020

17th c Poet Katherine Philips

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

A biography of poet Katherine Philips with a tour through some of her works.

In this episode we talk about:

  • An overview of Philips’ life
  • The poems of friendship
  • Other poetic themes
  • The neo-platonic tradition
  • Reputation and legacy
  • Did Philips write “lesbian poetry”?
  • Poems included
    • Rosania Shadowed whilst Mrs. Mary Aubrey
    • L’Amitié: To Mrs. Mary Aubrey
    • Rosania’s Apostacy and Lucasia's Friendship
    • Friendship's Mystery: To my dearest Lucasia
    • To My Excellent Lucasia, On Our Friendship
    • Injuria Amici
    • To my Lucasia, in Defence of declared Friendship
    • Orinda to Lucasia Parting 1661 at London
    • To Rosania & Lucasia Articles of Friendship
  • This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here: Katherine Philips
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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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

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

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

Links to Heather Online

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

“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.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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

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:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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

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:

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:

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