The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: On the Shelf

On the Shelf 

Episode 13a 

The first of a new expanded schedule of episodes, now appearing weekly!

In this episode we talk about

  • The organization of the new weekly schedule
  • A summary of the publications covered in the blog in July
  • Stepto, Michele & Gabriel Stepto (translators).  Catalina de Erauso.  Lieutenant Nun — Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World.  Boston: Beacon Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8070-7073-4
  • Velasco, Sherry. 2000. The Lieutenant Nun: Transgenderism, Lesbian Desire and Catalina de Erauso. University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-78746-4
  • Velasco, Sherry. 2011. Lesbians in Early Modern Spain. Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville. ISBN 978-0-8265-1750-0 (the first two chapters: introduction, and legal, medical, and theological works)
  • This month’s author guest: Catherine Lundoff 
  • Ask Sappho: Sheena asks: “I would like a kind of breakdown of when it became illegal and legal to be lesbian. What I am finding interesting is that it wasn’t always a big taboo what changed?”

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This following sources provide more information on the discussion topics:

  • Crawford, Patricia & Sara Mendelson. 1995. “Sexual Identities in Early Modern England: The Marriage of Two Women in 1680” in Gender and History vol 7, no 3: 362-377. More Here
  • Crompton, Louis. 1985. “The Myth of Lesbian Impunity: Capital Laws from 1270 to 1791” in Licata, Salvatore J. & Robert P. Petersen (eds). The Gay Past: A Collection of Historical Essays. Harrington Park Press, New York. ISBN 0-918393-11-6 (Also published as Journal of Homosexuality, Vol. 6, numbers 1/2, Fall/Winter 1980.) More Here
  • Lansing, Carol. 2005. “Donna con Donna? A 1295 Inquest into Female Sodomy” in Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History: Sexuality and Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, Third Series vol. II: 109-122. More Here
  • Puff, Helmut. 2000. “Female Sodomy: The Trial of Katherina Hetzeldorfer (1477)” in Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies: 30:1, 41-61. More Here
  • Sears, Clare. 2015. Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law, and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco. Durham: Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0-8223-5758-2 More Here

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