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Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 46e - “Cardinal’s Gambit” by Catherine Lundoff - transcript

(Originally aired 2020/05/30 - listen here)

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 46b - Interview with Janet Todd - transcript pending

(Originally aired 2020/05/09 - listen here)

A transcript for this show is pending.

Show Notes

In this episode we talk about:

While this book does provide some useful analysis of pre-20th century practices and attitudes around cross-dressing, it is even more enlightening on how much has changed around the topic in the last two decades. Readers today may find some of Garber's discussions as alien as a 100-year-old book would be.

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: Episode 46d - Aphra Behn (reprise) - transcript

(Originally aired 2020/05/22 - listen here)

(This is a reprise of episode 7, aired 2017/02/25)

This is a reprise of an earlier episode from the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast. I hope you enjoy revisiting the topic, or perhaps this is your first chance to listen to it.

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Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 46a - On the Shelf for May 2020 - Transcript

(Originally aired 2020/05/02 - listen here)

Welcome to On the Shelf for May in the Year of the Great Quarantine.

How are you-all holding up?

The concept and legacy of the salon movement deeply unpins several character dynamics in my Alpennia series. Of the central characters, Jeanne de Cherdillac is the only one old enough to have been part of pre-French-revolution society. She was mentored by a prominent Rotenek salonnière and was expected to take up a similar role for herself, except for the intervention of the French occupation and personal tragedy.

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 45d - The (Sex) Lives of Fair and Gallant Women - transcript

(Originally aired 2020/04/25 - listen here)

Every once in a while, a researcher thinks, "I'd really like to know what the author of this text thinks about it now." And sometimes--though rarely--that request is answered. I know that there are things I've written in the past, in the context of this blog, that I might word differently today, or look at from a different angle. Every sociological study is a reflection not simply of its content, but of the place where the researcher is standing at the time of writing.

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 45c - Book Appreciation with Tara Scott - transcript pending

(Originally aired 2020/04/18 - listen here)

Notes and Links

In this episode we talk about:

The "schoolgirl crushes" that form the subject of this paper for an excellent window not only on how same-sex passionate friendships were expected and received, but also on the greadual process by which they were co-opted, redirected, and eventually stigmatized. The phenomenon provides a good counter-example to the idea that public reception of homoerotic relationships has always moved in a single direction, from less to more acceptable.


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