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On the Shelf for August 2022The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 236 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: Call for submissions for the 2023 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details. Daughter of Mystery is out in audiobook QueerPo…
 
A Farce to Suit the New Girl by Rebecca FraimowThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 235 with Heather Rose Jones This quarter’s fiction episode presents “A Farce to Suit the New Girl” by Rebecca Fraimow, narrated by Violet Dixon. A transcript of this podcast is available here. Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online Website: http:…
 
Our F/Favorite Tropes Part 1: Only One BedThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 234 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about: Introducing the trope series What is a trope? The logical structure of the Only One Bed trope The history of attitudes toward female bed-sharing Bed-sharing and sex between women Remaking the trope for f/…
 
On the Shelf for July 2022The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 233 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: Podcast of interest: Swords & Sapphics Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog Garber, Linda. 2022. Novel Approaches to Les…
 
Yuri Manga and Anime: Interview with Erica FriedmanThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 232 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about: What is Yuri? Roots in Japanese girls’ culture of the 1920s Common tropes How is Yuri related to overtly queer culture? Different “flavors” of Yuri for different readerships Isekai “light novels”…
 
On the Shelf for June 2022The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 231 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: How I put together a podcast episode SFF Pride Storybundle Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog Frye, Susan & Karen Robe…
 
The Long History of the Lavender MenaceThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 230 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about: The changing focus of feminist activism across the centuries Different ways in which feminism was attacked The rationale behind accusing feminists of lesbianism Cycles of activism and backlash A transcript o…
 
On the Shelf for May 2022The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 229 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: The merry month of May Book shopping! The Cambridge Companion to Lesbian Literature edited by Jodie Medd Ingenious Trade: Women and Work …
 
”The Spirits of Cabassus” by Ursula WhitcherThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 228 with Heather Rose Jones This quarter’s fiction episode presents “The Spirits of Cabassus” by Ursula Whitcher, narrated by Heather Rose Jones. A transcript of this podcast is available here. Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online Website: http://…
 
Charlotte CharkeThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 227 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about: The decidedly queer life of 18th c English actor Charlotte Charke The full text of A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke…Written by herself can be found through Google Books This topic is discussed in one or more entrie…
 
On the Shelf for April 2022The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 226 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: When is a fairy tale retelling a historic story? Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog Frye, Susan & Karen Robertson (ed…
 
A History of Lesbian Sex in PornographyThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 225 with Heather Rose Jones With apologies for the sound quality problems in the originally-posted version of this episode. Note: This episode has an accompanying slide show, which can be accessed through the YouTube version of the podcast. (See transcript link.) Pl…
 
A History of Lesbian Sex in PornographyThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 225 with Heather Rose Jones Note: This episode has an accompanying slide show, which can be accessed through the YouTube version of the podcast. (See transcript link.) Please note that the video includes explicit sexual imagery. In this episode we talk about: A brie…
 
On the Shelf for March 2022The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 224 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: The 2022 fiction line-up What I look for when buying fiction Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog Fisher, Will. 2013. “…
 
The Marriage(?) of Berenike and MesopotamiaThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 223 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about: References to women’s same-sex desire in 2-5th c Egypt The 2nd c Greek novel Babyloniaka and it’s possible presentation of marriage between two women. The full discussion of Iamblichos’ Babyloniaka can b…
 
On the Shelf for February 2022The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 222 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: Visibility and advance publicity Bid on my research consultation in the Romancing the Vote 2022 fundraiser. Classics…But Make It Gay…
 
Palio by Gwen C. KatzThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 221 with Heather Rose Jones This quarter’s fiction episode presents “Palio” by Gwen C. Katz, narrated by Violet Dixon. A transcript of this podcast is available here. Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog R…
 
John Lyly’s GallatheaThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 220 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we take a tour through John Lyly’s late 16th century play Gallathea which includes an unexpected depiction of same-sex love. Text of John Lyly’s Gallathea at the Early English Books website of the University of Michigan See also my podcast …
 
On the Shelf for January 2022The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 219 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: Plans to resume author interviews Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog Boehringer, Sandra (trans. Anna Preger). 2021.…
 
Abstract by Kat SinorThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 218 with Heather Rose Jones This quarter’s fiction episode presents “Abstract” by Kat Sinor, narrated by Jasmine Arch. A transcript of this podcast is available here. Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog R…
 
On the Shelf for December 2021The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 217 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: This month’s fiction episode: “Abstract” by Kat Sinor Call for submissions for the 2022 LHMP audio short story series. See here for …
 
How to be a Lesbian in an 18th Century NovelThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 216 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about: Motifs, characters, and situations in 18th century novels that can provide inspiration and grounding for the writing of f/f historical fiction. This works discussed here are mentioned in one or more ent…
 
On the Shelf for November 2021The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 215 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: Call for submissions for the 2022 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details. If It Please the Court (interactive text game…
 
“Moon River” by Mandy MongkolyuthThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 214 with Heather Rose Jones This quarter’s fiction episode presents “Moon River” by Mandy Mongkolyuth, narrated by Heather Rose Jones. A transcript of this podcast is available here. Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp Blog…
 
All-Woman Societies in History and FictionThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 213 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about ideas and realities about all-woman societies, communities, and organizations in the past, and how they depicted the possibility of same-sex erotics. A transcript of this podcast is available here. Links t…
 
On the Shelf for October 2021The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 212 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: Book discoverability and how covers and blurbs contribute to it. Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog Skidmore, Emily…
 
Bonus Fiction: “Margaret” by Eleanor MusgroveThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 211 with Heather Rose Jones This special bonus fiction episode presents “Margaret” by Eleanor Musgrove, narrated by Heather Rose Jones. A transcript of this podcast is available here. Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online Website: http://alpennia.…
 
Sapphists in AustenlandThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 210 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about: The social structures in Jane Austen’s novels in which same-sex relationships could develop A tour through the sapphic potential in each of Austen’s works A survey of Austen-inspired sapphic historical fiction, demonstratin…
 
On the Shelf for September 2021The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 209 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog Manion, Jen. 2020. Female Husbands: A Trans History. Cambridge University Pres…
 
Shakespeare’s Queer-BaitingThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode # with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about: Homoerotic motifs in Shakespeare’s plays The general context of female homoeroticism in early modern drama Situating Shakespeare’s material in that context Sources mentioned Walen, Denise A. 2005. Constructions of Female …
 
On the Shelf for August 2021The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 207 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: Delays in the interview and fiction segments Processing a primary source for the blog Publishers on our radar Kalikoi Entangled Publis…
 
Rosa BonheurThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 206 with Heather Rose Jones A biographical sketch of 19th century French painter Rosa Bonheur and the two women she shared her life with. This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here: Rosa Bonheur A transcript of this podcast is available here. Lin…
 
On the Shelf for July 2021The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 205 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: ”Pride” and identity Golden Crown Literary Society Conference Schedule New and forthcoming fiction The Women of Apasas (Amazzi Warriors …
 
Early Modern Neo-Platonism and Same-Sex RelationshipsThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 204 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about Neo-Platonic philosophy, the evolution of the concept of “platonic love”, and the complications of interpreting the nature of women’s same-sex “platonic love” in historic contexts. A transcript …
 
On the Shelf for June 2021The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 203 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: Clearing up the backlog of show transcripts GCLS conference history panel 2021 Pride Storybundle Recent and upcoming publications covere…
 
The Adventuress by Catherine LundoffThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 202 with Heather Rose Jones This quarter’s fiction episode presents “The Adventuress” by Catherine Lundoff, narrated by Heather Rose Jones. A transcript of this podcast is available here. Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online Website: http://alpennia.com/l…
 
Researching the Origins of Lesbian Myths, Legends, and SymbolsThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 201 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about: The process of investigating “popular history” about lesbian symbols and myths The following are only some of the sources mentioned in the podcast. If listeners have questions about an…
 
On the Shelf for May 2021The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 200 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: Announcing the 200th anniversary party in the LHMP/Alpennia Discord on May 8 – join us! Recent and upcoming publications covered on the b…
 
What’s the Difference between Lesbian and Sapphic?The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 199 with Heather Rose Jones A linguistic tour through the history of words derived from Sappho of Lesbos, and why a book might be a sapphic book while not being a lesbian book. This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif P…
 
On the Shelf for April 2021The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode #198 with Heather Rose Jones Your monthly roundup of history, news, and the field of sapphic historical fiction. In this episode we talk about: Online party for Episode 200! Thinking about objectification in lesbian fiction Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog B…
 
Hey Hollywood! Historic Couples who would Make Great Happy MoviesThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 197 with Heather Rose Jones A tour through the lives of some f/f couples in history who would make great “happily ever after” movies and tv shows Find more information about the primary couples discussed in this show at the following links:…
 
On the Shelf for March 2021The 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: The topics that historical fiction flinches away from Stories picked for the 2021 Fiction Series Recent and upcoming publications cover…
 
Madame de Murat: Author of Fairy Tales, Lover of WomenThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 195 with Heather Rose Jones In this episode we talk about: The social background of the French salons and court in late 17th century France Madame de Murat as author and gadfly De Murat’s personal and romantic entanglements The legal persecution of Ma…
 
On the Shelf for February 2021The 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 a…
 
A Soldier in the Army of Love by Diane MorrisonThe 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 …
 
Anne Lister’s Courtship ScriptsThe 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: The context of Anne Lister’s life Flirtations, courtships, and sexual relationships A detailed chronology and progression of Anne’s relationship with…
 
On the Shelf for January 2021The 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: Call for submissions for the 2021 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details. Recent and upcoming publications covered on th…
 
So You’re Writing a Sapphic Historical Romance: Questions to ConsiderThe 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 ar…
 
Book Appreciation with Diana PinguichaThe 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. Books mentioned The Handmaiden (movie) Passing Strange by Ellen Klages Th…
 
Interview with Diana PinguichaThe 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 …
 
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