The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast
Interview with Nyri Bakkalian - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 175

Interview with Nyri Bakkalian - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 175

October 21, 2020

Interview with Nyri Bakkalian

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 175 with Heather Rose Jones

An interview with Dr. Nyri Bakkalian about her historical research and her cross-time novel.

In this episode we talk about:

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

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On the Shelf for September 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 174

On the Shelf for September 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 174

October 21, 2020

 On the Shelf for September 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 174 with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The LHMPodcast is going independent!
  • Call for submissions for the 2021 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details.
  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog
    • Hatem, Mervat. 1986. "The Politics of Sexuality and Gender in Segregated Patriarchal Systems: The Case of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Egypt" in Feminist Studies vol. 12, no. 2 250-274.
    • Vanita, Ruth. 2005. "Born of Two Vaginas: Love and Reproduction between Co-Wives in Some Medieval Indian Texts" in GLQ 11:4 547-577.
    • Phillips, Kim M. & Barry Reay. 2011. Sex Before Sexuality: A Premodern History. Polity Press, Cambridge. ISBN 978-0-7456-2522-5
    • Duggan, Lisa. 1993. “The Trials of Alice Mitchell: Sensationalism, Sexology and the Lesbian Subject in Turn-of-the-Century America” in Queer Studies: An Interdisciplinary Reader, ed. Robert J. Corber and Stephen Valocchi. Oxford: Blackwell. pp.73-87
    • *Wahl, Elizabeth Susan. 1999. Invisible Relations: Representations of Female Intimacy in the Age of Enlightenment. Stanford University Press, Stanford. ISBN 0-8047-3650-2
    • Rizzo, Betty. 1994. Companions without Vows: Relationships among Eighteenth-Century British Women. Athens: University of Georgia Press. ISBN 978-0-8203-3218-5
    • Vicinus, Martha. 2004. Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. ISBN 0-226-85564-3
    • Marcus, Sharon. 2007. Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England. Princeton University Press, Princeton. ISBN 0-691-12835-9
  • This month’s author guest is to be announced.
  • This month’s essay is about 17th century poet Katherine Philips.
  • New and forthcoming fiction

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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“Your Fingers Like Pen and Ink” by Jeannelle M. Ferreira - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 173

“Your Fingers Like Pen and Ink” by Jeannelle M. Ferreira - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 173

October 20, 2020

“Your Fingers Like Pen and Ink” by Jeannelle M. Ferreira

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 173 with Heather Rose Jones

The LHMPodcast fiction series presents a story by Jeannelle M. Ferreira, set in a late 19th century Russian Jewish community. Jeannelle is also the author of The Covert Captain: or, A Marriage of Equals. The story is narrated by Violet Dixon, who also recorded the audiobook of The Covert Captain.

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Artificial Scarcity of Representation: Asexual Artemis/Lesbian Diana - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 172

Artificial Scarcity of Representation: Asexual Artemis/Lesbian Diana - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 172

October 20, 2020

Artificial Scarcity of Representation: Asexual Artemis/Lesbian Diana

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 172 with Heather Rose Jones

An exploration of the mythic figures of Artemis and Diana

In this episode we talk about:

  • Their complex and contradictory mythology and religious traditions
  • How Artemis/Diana was represented in later literature and art
  • Diana & Callisto: the lesbian tradition
  • Diana vs. Venus: the asexual tradition
  • Why we need to stop fighting over them

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Book Appreciation: Artemis/Diana in Fiction - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 171

Book Appreciation: Artemis/Diana in Fiction - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 171

October 20, 2020

Book Appreciation: Artemis/Diana in Fiction

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 171 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 is available here.

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Diana and Callisto: The Sometimes Problematic Search for Representation (reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 170

Diana and Callisto: The Sometimes Problematic Search for Representation (reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 170

October 20, 2020

Diana and Callisto: The Sometimes Problematic Search for Representation (reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 170 with Heather Rose Jones

Ovid’s myth of Diana and Callisto had lasting popularity through the medieval and early modern periods and provided a context for some unexpected representation of erotic interactions between women. But hoo boy are there some problematic aspects to this topic!

In this episode we talk about:

  • The goddess Diana and her attributes
  • The myths of Diana and Acteon, and of Diana and Callisto
  • Virginity and chastity and what they have to do with lesbians
  • Why the Callisto story has some major issues when considered through a transgender lens
  • Female homoerotic art and the male gaze
  • The goddess Diana as a symbol of women’s separatist lives in literature
  • This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here:

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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On the Shelf for August 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 169

On the Shelf for August 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 169

October 20, 2020

On the Shelf for August 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 169 with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The podcast is four years old!
  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog
    • Armenian astrology text (British Library Ms. Or. 6471)
    • Kuefler, Mathew (ed). 2007. The History of Sexuality Sourcebook. Broadview Press, Ontario. ISBN 978-1-55111-738-6
    • Engelstein, Laura. 1990. "Lesbian Vignettes: A Russian Triptych from the 1890s" in Signs vol. 15, no. 4 813-831.
    • Robertson, Jennifer. 1999. "Dying to Tell: Sexuality and Suicide in Imperial Japan" in Signs vol. 25, no. 1 1-35.
    • Hatem, Mervat. 1986. "The Politics of Sexuality and Gender in Segregated Patriarchal Systems: The Case of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Egypt" in Feminist Studies vol. 12, no. 2 250-274.
    • Phillips, Kim M. & Barry Reay. 2011. Sex Before Sexuality: A Premodern History. Polity Press, Cambridge. ISBN 978-0-7456-2522-5
    • TBD
  • This month we have a theme focusing on the mythological figure of Artemis/Diana:
    • Reprise: Diana and Callisto: The Sometimes Problematic Search for Representation
    • Book Appreciation: Stories involving Artemis/Diana
    • Asexual Artemis/Lesbian Diana: Artificial Scarcity and Representation
  • Original Fiction: “Your Fingers Like Pen and Ink” by Jeannelle M. Ferreira
  • New and forthcoming fiction
  • Call for submissions for the 2021 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details.

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Humors, Horoscopes, and Homosexuality - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 168

Humors, Horoscopes, and Homosexuality - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 168

October 19, 2020

Humors, Horoscopes, and Homosexuality

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 168 with Heather Rose Jones

In this episode we talk about:

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Book Appreciation with Luci Dreamer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 167

Book Appreciation with Luci Dreamer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 167

October 19, 2020

Book Appreciation with Luci Dreamer

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 167 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 added when available.)

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Interview with Luci Dreamer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 166

Interview with Luci Dreamer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 166

October 19, 2020

Interview with Luci Dreamer

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 166 with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

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

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