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Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 19b - Interview with Ellen Klages - Transcript

(Originally aired 2018/02/10 - listen here)

I've attended several sessions of papers at the Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo that discussed the overtly sensual and erotic language included in male ecclesiastical correspondence, particularly of the medieval period. When discussing male clergy of, for example, 12-14th century France, one can triangulate on the relationship between texts that strike the modern ear as decidedly homoerotic and larger social discussions and concerns regarding sexual relations between men either in monasteries or among the clergy.

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episodejj 35 (previously 18a) - On the Shelf for January 2018 - Transcript

(Originally aired 2018/01/06 - listen here)

Welcome to On the Shelf for January 2018.

Fiction Submissions Open

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 34 (previously 17e) - 2017 Roundup - Transcript

(Originally aired 2017/12/30 - listen here)

It’s an extra Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast falling at the end of the year, so I thought I’d use if for some musings on the podcast and the blog. On what I’ve been doing with it, what I have planned, and where I hope to go.

I find some interesting parallels in the concept of grouping lesbians and virgins together in a category "not women" (that is, women not sexually available to men) with the practice in some circles of the publishing world of creating projects or access campaigns on a category encompassing women, non-binary, and sometimes including trans people of all identifications. The unifying factor in the publishing approach is to recognize the historic privileged access that cis men have been given to publishing opportunities and to try to include writers who have not had access to that privilege.

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 33 (previously 17d) - Death did not them Depart - transcript

(Originally aired 2017/12/23 - listen here)

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 32 (previously 17c) - Book Appreciation with T.T. Thomas

(Originally aired 2017/12/16 - listen here)

The down side of deciding to blog all the articles in a collection like this is that sometimes there simply isn't anything useful to the project at all. Sorry. This is pretty much just a completist placeholder.

I've updated the call for short story submissions for the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast to include detailed information on how to submit and submission format. Remember that submissions will only be accepted during the month of January 2018. I'm looking forward to seeing what people send me!

I can tell where my deepest loyalties lie within the post-modernist/historicist divide when I encounter articles like this one. At heart, although I think that a passionate involvement with one's subject of study can be a good thing, when monitored carefully, I'm suspicious of that passionate involvement being considered part of the subject of study.


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