The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

Interview with Molly Tanzer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 105

October 5, 2020

Interview with Molly Tanzer

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 105 with Heather Rose Jones

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

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

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