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Interview with Molly Tanzer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 34b

May 11, 2019

Interview with Molly Tanzer

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 34b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about

  • Finding inspiration in 18-19th century literature
  • Queer themes in historic literature and how they are erased
  • Exploring the decadent movement and gender-flipping The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The complexities of signaling queer content in mainstream books--are queer relationships spoilers?
  • Cultural intersections in Vermillion and why there aren’t any sequels at this point
  • Shifts in the social landscape in how authors approach gender, sexuality, and cultural background
  • Molly’s attraction to 18th century settings, being inspired by historic aesthetics and artistic movements
  • Conversations that manifest in artistic output
  • The roots of the modern novel in women’s literature of the 18th century
  • Trying to write in the current political climate

Molly’s Books

Other books mentioned

No transcript is available for this episode

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Molly Tanzer Online

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