The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast
On the Shelf for March 2021 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 196

On the Shelf for March 2021 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 196

March 6, 2021

On the Shelf for March 2021

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 196 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 is available here. (Interview transcripts added when available.)

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Madame de Murat: Author of Fairy Tales, Lover of Women - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 195

Madame de Murat: Author of Fairy Tales, Lover of Women - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 195

February 20, 2021

Madame de Murat: Author of Fairy Tales, Lover of Women

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 195 with Heather Rose Jones

In this episode we talk about:

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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On the Shelf for February 2021 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 194

On the Shelf for February 2021 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 194

February 6, 2021

On the Shelf for February 2021

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 194 with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • The 2021 Fiction Series submissions.
  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog
    • Hinds, Leonard. 2001. “Female Friendship as the Foundation of Love in Madeleine de Scudéry’s ‘Histoire de Sapho’” in Merrick, Jeffrey & Michael Sibalis, eds. Homosexuailty in French History and Culture. Harrington Park Press, New York. ISBN 1-56023-263-3
    • Robinson, David Michael. 2001. “The Abominable Madame de Murat” in Merrick, Jeffrey & Michael Sibalis, eds. Homosexuailty in French History and Culture. Harrington Park Press, New York. ISBN 1-56023-263-3
    • Blanc, Olivier. 2001. “The ‘Italian Taste’ in the Time of Louis XVI, 1774-92” in Merrick, Jeffrey & Michael Sibalis, eds. Homosexuailty in French History and Culture. Harrington Park Press, New York. ISBN 1-56023-263-3
    • Lanser, Susan. 2001. “’Au sein de vos pareilles’: Sapphic Separatism in Late Eighteenth-Century France” in Merrick, Jeffrey & Michael Sibalis, eds. Homosexuailty in French History and Culture. Harrington Park Press, New York. ISBN 1-56023-263-3
  • New and forthcoming fiction
  • Call for submissions for the 2021 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details.
  • This month we interview Anne Shade and talk about:

A transcript of this podcast is available here. (Interview transcripts added when available.)

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A Soldier in the Army of Love by Diane Morrison - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 193

A Soldier in the Army of Love by Diane Morrison - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 193

January 30, 2021

A Soldier in the Army of Love by Diane Morrison

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 193 with Heather Rose Jones

This quarter’s fiction episode presents “A Soldier in the Army of Love by Diane Morrison, narrated by Laura Pinson.

Content Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of war and its aftermath, including sexual assault (though not of the protagonist).

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Anne Lister’s Courtship Scripts - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 192

Anne Lister’s Courtship Scripts - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 192

January 16, 2021

Anne Lister’s Courtship Scripts

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 192 with Heather Rose Jones

A guided tour through the relationships of a Regency-era lesbian.

In this episode we talk about:

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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On the Shelf for January 2021 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 191

On the Shelf for January 2021 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 191

January 2, 2021

On the Shelf for January 2021

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 191 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 is available here. (Interview transcripts added when available.)

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Links to Malinda Lo Online

So You’re Writing a Sapphic Historical Romance: Questions to Consider - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 190

So You’re Writing a Sapphic Historical Romance: Questions to Consider - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 190

December 26, 2020

So You’re Writing a Sapphic Historical Romance: Questions to Consider

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 190 with Heather Rose Jones

In this episode we talk about the questions to ask about sapphic relationships and how they are perceived in your story’s setting:

  • How easy is it to live outside of the heterosexual marriage paradigm?
  • What are the economic, legal, and religious constraints on your characters?
  • What is the ordinary “background noise” of non-sexual displays of affection?
  • How does the culture of the setting understand privacy and how does that affect your characters’ behavior?
  • What are the realities and perceptions around sex between women in this setting?
  • How does the culture of the setting understand gender and sexuality?
  • How are female couples depicted in popular culture of the time?

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

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Book Appreciation with Diana Pinguicha - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 189

Book Appreciation with Diana Pinguicha - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 189

December 19, 2020

Book Appreciation with Diana Pinguicha

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 189 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.

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

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Interview with Diana Pinguicha  - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 188

Interview with Diana Pinguicha - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 188

December 12, 2020

Interview with Diana Pinguicha

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 188 with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • The myth of the “enchanted Moura”
  • Social, political, and sexual dynamics around the Reconquista
  • Medieval and modern resonances around eating disorders and self-harm
  • Dipping into Portuguese history for fictional inspiration
  • Books mentioned

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

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On the Shelf for December 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 187

On the Shelf for December 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 187

December 5, 2020

On the Shelf for December 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 187 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

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