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Although I’m generally organizing this “classics of the history of gender and sexuality” series on a thematic basis, I moved this one out of order for logistical reasons (It’s the only one I have in pdf and I wanted get it done before I moved the other current 40+ article pdfs onto my iPad, so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.)

In this chapter, Cadden surveys the classical medical and philosophical writers who tackled the questions of the meanings of sex difference and the relationship of male and female (as well as mascuine and feminine). Different schools of thought are examined via a selection of key writers, discussing their basic principles and influences.

This turned out to be a good choice to follow directly after Laqueur, as they cover much the same ground but from different angles. (Although I've tried to plan out the order of the publications I'm covering in this "basic theory" group so that I'm following thematic threads, I don't always know how that will play out until I start reading.)

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 38d - How to Be a Feminist in History - transcript

(Originally aired 2019/09/28 - listen here)

I needed a breather from recording and editing new episodes this month, so I’m reprising a series of episodes on poetry about love between women. If you’ve been a podcast listener from the very beginning, I hope you enjoy them just as much as you did the first time. And if this is the first time you’ve heard these episodes, you have a real treat coming!

This is a reprise of Episode 3 - The Goblin Market, which originally aired on 2016/10/29.

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Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 39d - The Goblin Market (Reprise) - transcript

I needed a breather from recording and editing new episodes this month, so I’m reprising a series of episodes on poetry about love between women. If you’ve been a podcast listener from the very beginning, I hope you enjoy them just as much as you did the first time. And if this is the first time you’ve heard these episodes, you have a real treat coming!

This is a reprise of Episode 25d - Poetry about Love Between Women from the 16th and 17th Centuries, which originally aired on 2018/08/26.

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I needed a breather from recording and editing new episodes this month, so I’m reprising a series of episodes on poetry about love between women. If you’ve been a podcast listener from the very beginning, I hope you enjoy them just as much as you did the first time. And if this is the first time you’ve heard these episodes, you have a real treat coming!

This is a reprise of Episode 8 - Medieval Love Poetry which originally aired on 2017/03/25.

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Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 39b - Medieval Love Poetry (Reprise) - transcript

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 39a - On the Shelf for October 2019 - Transcript

(Originally aired 2019/10/05 - listen here)

Welcome to On the Shelf for October 2019.

I'm not sure I'm going to manage to do a different publication every week during this "foundational texts" series. This is some fairly dense material. But on the other hand, I'm going to try to be a bit more concise in the future than I was for this work. (I'm fumbling my way to the right balance.) The idea behind this series is that when some other publication makes reference to, for example, "Laqueur's one-sex model," readers will have a basis for understanding what that means.

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 38c - Book Appreciation with Olivia Waite - transcript

(Originally aired 2019/09/21 - listen here)

Transcript pending

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