The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast
Book Appreciation - Sapphic Historic Fantasy in Asian Settings  - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 185

Book Appreciation - Sapphic Historic Fantasy in Asian Settings - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 185

November 21, 2020

Book Appreciation - Sapphic Historic Fantasy in Asian Settings

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 185 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.)

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Interview with Jane Walsh - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 184

Interview with Jane Walsh - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 184

November 14, 2020

Interview with Jane Walsh

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 184 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 183

On the Shelf for November 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 183

November 7, 2020

On the Shelf for November 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 183 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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Give Us This Day by Jennifer Nestojko - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 182

Give Us This Day by Jennifer Nestojko - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 182

October 31, 2020

Give Us This Day by Jennifer Nestojko

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 182 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 181

The Anandrine Sect - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 181

October 24, 2020

The Anandrine Sect

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 181 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.

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Book Appreciation with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 180

Book Appreciation with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 180

October 22, 2020

Book Appreciation with Samantha Rajaram

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 180 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.)

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Interview with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 179

Interview with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 179

October 22, 2020

Interview with Samantha Rajaram

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 179 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

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Links to Samantha Rajaram Online

On the Shelf for October 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 178

On the Shelf for October 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 178

October 22, 2020

On the Shelf for October 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 178 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

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17th c Poet Katherine Philips - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 177

17th c Poet Katherine Philips - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 177

October 21, 2020

17th c Poet Katherine Philips

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 177 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

October 21, 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

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