On the Shelf January 2018

On the Shelf January 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast – Episode 18a

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about

  • The call for submissions for the new audio short story segment. See here for details.
  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog
  • The Lesbian Premodern
  • Announcing this month’s author guest, Kathleen Knowles
  • Ask Sappho: Nina, from The Lesbian Review facebook group, asks “Can anyone recommend older literature with subtle (or not so subtle) sapphic undertones? I just read Cousin Bette and really enjoyed the little lesbian romance going on between Valerie and Bette. Apparently the Victorian era had lots of these covert lesbian romance narratives, and I need more!”

Books Cited

Literary Studies

Castle, Terry (ed). 2003. The Literature of Lesbianism: A Historical Anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall.Columbia University Press, New York. ISBN 0-231-12510-0 (Amazon)

Donoghue, Emma. 2010. Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. ISBN 978-0-307-27094-8 (Amazon)

Faderman, Lillian. 1981.  Surpassing the Love of Men. William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York. ISBN 0-688-00396-6 (Amazon)

Faderman, Lillian (ed). 1994. Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian and Bisexual Literature from the 17th Century to the Present. Viking. ISBN 978-0-670-84638-4 (Amazon)

Foster, Jeannette. 1985. Sex Variant Women in Literature. The Naiad Press. ISBN 0-930044-65-7 Third edition of the original 1956 publication. (Amazon)

Decadent Novels

de Balzac, Honoré. 1846. Cousin Bette. (ebook) (audio book)

de Balzac, Honoré. 1833. The Girl with the Golden Eyes. (ebook) (audio book)

Gautier, Théophile. 1835. Mademoiselle de Maupin. (ebook)

LeFanu, Sheridan. 1872. Carmilla. (ebook) (audio book)

Zola, Emile. 1880. Nana. (ebook)

Novels of Romantic Friendship

Converse, Florence. 1897. Diana Victrix. (ebook)

James, Henry. 1886. The Bostonians. (ebook vol 1, vol 2) (audio book) (movie)

Linton, Eliza Lynn. 1880. The Rebel of the Family. (ebook)

Scott, Sarah. 1762. A Description of Millennium Hall. (ebook)

More info

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A transcript of this episode can be found here.