On the Shelf
Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.
In this episode we talk about
- Why I’m recording this more than a month before it airs, and how you’re all missing out on hearing about my trip to Europe, which will have just finished then.
- A summary of the publications covered in the blog in August
- Velasco, Sherry. 2011. Lesbians in Early Modern Spain. Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville. ISBN 978-0-8265-1750-0 (We’ve spent this month going through the chapters on legal records, celebrity gender benders, women’s romantic relationships in convents, homoerotic motifs on stage and in novels, and the visual stereotype of lesbians in early modern Spain)
- What’s coming up in the blog: books on Boston Marriage and the queer history of Boston
- This month’s author guest: Genevieve Fortin
- Ask Sappho: Sheena asks: “An anonymous poster on the facebook group asks: What are some lesbian novels set during the American Civil War?”
Here are the books mentioned in the Ask Sappho segment:
And this article gives examples of real-life women who fought and spied in the Civil War in male disguise, just like many of the characters in these novels.