The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

Anne Damer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 81

September 30, 2020

Anne Damer

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 81 with Heather Rose Jones

A short biography of 18th century sculptor Anne Damer and her rumored lesbian relationships.

In this episode we talk about

  • The novel that inspired this episode: Life Mask by Emma Donoghue
  • An overview of Damer’s life and career
  • Her close friendships with actress Elizabeth Farren and writer Mary Berry
  • The complicated landscape of women’s same-sex relations in the 18th century
  • Why Damer may have been unusually vulnerable to accusations of lesbian relations

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here:

Some specific sources that discuss Anne Damer’s sexuality:

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

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