Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 46c - History and Historic Fiction with Janet Todd
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 07:00
Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 46c - History and Historic Fiction with Janet Todd - transcript pending
(Originally aired 2020/05/16 - listen here)
A chat with historian and historical novelist Janet Todd.
In this episode we talk about:
- ”Masks” and performativity among 17th century writers
- Does the concept of “bisexuality” make sense in earlier centuries?
- How the ability to write about desire changed over the centuries
- Parallels between Aphra Behn and Mary Wollstonecraft
- Other authors of interest
- Passionate friends, romantic friends, intimate friends, and lovers: the long tradition of same-sex friendship
- Class and “lesbian celebritites” between the world wars
- Is it possible to write historic fiction that’s true to the setting and appealing to the modern reader?
- Fashions in historical fiction and historical movies
- Janet Todd’s advice to aspiring historical novelists
- Books mentioned
- This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here: Aphra Behn
Links to Janet Todd Online
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