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I have entries lined up for this coming week, and since the current 3/week schedule looks like I can stay ahead of the game a bit more, I thought I'd tackle a book or two next, rather than the journal/collection articles. I'll probably be doing books the way I handled Hotchkiss's Clothes Make the Man -- by blogging chapters individually unless the relevant material in several is scanty enough to combine. So I expect that I'd be doing no more than a book a week and likely more than one week per book.

So here are my current candidates to start working on. Since I intend to cover them all eventually, I'm happy to prioritize by reader preference.

Which book should the LHMP cover next?

Marcus, Sharon - Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England
Donoghue, Emma - Passions Between WOmen: British Lesbian Culture 1668-1801
DeJean, Joan - Fictions of Sappho 1546-1937
Brooten, Bernadette J. - Love Between Women Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism
Amer, Sahar - Crossing Borders: Love Between Women in Medieval French and Arabic Literatures
Schwarz, Kathryn - Tough Love: Amazon Encounters in the English Renaissance
Dugaw, Dianne - Warrior Women and Popular Balladry 1650-1850
Taylor, Karen J. (ed) - Gender Transgressions: Crossing the Normative Barrier in Old French Literature
Dekker, Rudolf M. & Lotte C. van de Pol - The Tradition of Female Transvestism in Early Modern Europe
Hanawalt, Barbara A. - The Wealth of Wives: Women, Law, and Economy in Late Medieval London
Beattie, Cordelia - Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England
Todd, Janet & Elizabeth Spearing (eds) - Counterfeit Ladies: The Life and Death of Mary Frith, The Case of Mary Carleton
Velasco, Sherry - The LIeutenant Nun: Transgenderism, Lesbian Desire, & Catalina de Erauso
Stepto, Michele & Gabriel Stepto (trans) - Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World (by Catalina de Erauso)
Brown, Judith C. - Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy
Bennett, Betty T. - Mary Diana Dods: A Gentleman and a Scholar
Mavor Elizabeth - The Ladies of Llangollen
Whitbread, Helena (ed) - I Know My Own Heart; The Diaries of Anne Lister 1791-1840 & No Priest But Love: The Journals of Anne Lister from 1824-1826



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Aug. 9th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
Choosing was hard, but I selected a few of the early modern books and the two about the lieutenant nun (they are the same woman, right?) figuring that they would be interesting to compare.

I didn't select the Ann Lister books but on reflection "no priest but love" is intriguing and I want to know more, so maybe add my vote there too?
Aug. 10th, 2014 07:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, both the books on "lieutenant nun" are about the same woman -- one is an edition of her (probably heavily fictionalized and ghost-written) memoirs, the other is a study of her place in popular culture, both in her own time and more recent media.

Both Lister books cover the same material -- one is a narrower selection of the diaries.
Aug. 9th, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
Lesbian Historic Motif Reader Poll
I'd recommend:

Lesbian dames : Sapphism in the long eighteenth century / edited by John C. Beynon, Caroline Gonda.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010.

Marcus, Sharon, 1966-
Title Between women : friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England / Sharon Marcus.
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2007.

Aug. 10th, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Lesbian Historic Motif Reader Poll
The Marcus book is already up there (first item). I'll definitely track down the other! Heck -- this is the internet age -- I just went and bought it before finishing this comment.
Aug. 9th, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
I certainly do want to hear about all of them, so choosing only a few was difficult.

Mary Anne in Kentucky
Aug. 10th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
I have every intention of working through All The Books eventually.
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