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.
Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online
- Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp
- Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog
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Links to Heather Online
- Website: http://alpennia.com
- Email: Heather Rose Jones
- Twitter: @heatherosejones
- Facebook: Heather Rose Jones (author page)
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