Poetry about Love Between Women from the 16th and 17th Centuries
The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast – Episode 25d
This episode takes a poetic tour through expressions of, and reactions to, love between women in 16th and 17th century Europe.
In this episode we talk about
- Poems about the pangs of love
- Men jealous of women’s love for each other
- Men appropriating lesbian imagery
- Poems of satire and vituperation
- The triumph of love
- Maitland Quarto MS Poem 49
- “My Divine Lysi” by Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz
- “On a Lady Named Beloved” by Anne de Rohan-Chabot
- See the transcript for links to the source material.
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