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The year is half past and it's not too early to start thinking about next year's fiction series. The call for submissions is essentially identical to the one for this year's series. You are encouraged to publicize this Call widely. My goal is to have so many excellent submissions that it breaks my heart that I can only pick four.

Full details on the Call for Submissions can be found here (and will be prominent on the drop-down menu for the duration).

This collection was not particularly fruitful in terms of LHMP content, with barely two articles speaking to the topic of women's same-sex desire. This is, alas, all too common in general collections, as well as all too common under the umbrella of Queer Studies. This tendency creates what I have come to call the "Little Red Hen Problem." You know the story about the little red hen?

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 47d - Lesbian-Like History and Racial Othering - transcript

(Originally aired 2020/06/27 - listen here)

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 47c - Book Appreciation: Black Authors/Black Characters - transcript

(Originally aired 2020/06/20 - listen here)

This is the second article that is an earlier version of one of the chapters in Valerie Traub's The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England. I keep thinking I should go back and compare these summaries to what I wrote about the same material in the full book. For that matter, I think I should see if the content changed substantially between these original articles and the later work. Or I could realize that I don't have time and leave that as an exercise to the reader.

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 47b - Interview with Amy Hoff - transcript pending

(Originally aired 2020/06/13 - listen here)

Interview with Amy Hoff

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 47b with Heather Rose Jones

Show Notes

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

One of my newer side projects while reading and summarizing books for the Project is to pull out specific data that makes for a boring blog, but a useful resource. My eventual goal is to make these excerpts available in more organized form through my Patreon.

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 47a - On the Shelf for June 2020 - Transcript

(Originally aired 2020/06/06 - listen here)

Welcome to On the Shelf for June 2020.

The Color of the Past

Why yes, yes we have. Sorry for being so brief this week.

Cross-dressing is a common theme in f/f historical fiction, but the fictional genre has tended to develop its own tropes and assumptions about the relationship between cross-dressing and sexuality that don't always match the historical reality. Furthermore, cross-dressing had different motivations, contexts, and meanings in different eras and cultures. If you're planning to write a story with a cross-dressing heroine, it can be a good idea to dig deeply into the specific context she would be operating in. Lois Schwich provides an example of one such model.

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