Tuesday Apr 02, 2019

Episode 3: Lawrence of Arabia

We take a look at the fascinating life of T. E. Lawrence: poet, archaeologist, sadomasochist, and agent of Arab self-determination and British colonial rule. 

Sources:

Aldrich, Robert: Colonialism and Homosexuality (Routledge, 2002)

Lawrence, T. E.: The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

ed. Norton, Rictor: My Dear Boy: Gay Love Letters through the Centuries (Leyland, 1998) http://rictornorton.co.uk/lawrence.htm

Sattin, Anthony: The Young T. E. Lawrence (Norton, 2015)

 

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ssaustin

Gentlemen, New fan, first comment here. I adore Bad Gays so far -- bit of a history nerd, & sort of newly aligned with gay male history & queer history more broadly as a freshly-out trans man. I'm trying to soak up as much history as I can, and the scurrilous spices things up. Anyway, I was thrilled to hear Hugh mention Roger Casement in this episode (& I didn't know Lawrence wanted to write a biography!). Casement is sorta a hero of mine, & I keep hoping you could cover his story here. I know you've already tagged him as a Good Gay, but the guy did get executed for high treason by the British, so maybe that's enough reason to cover him? He's complicated, and he made a lot of land barons very angry & capped it off by buying weapons for the Irish independence movement from the Germans during WWI. I think he's awesome, so I'm just trying to argue he's bad enough to cover on the podcast because I think his story deserves attention. Anyway, fantastic podcast, & thank you both for putting it together!

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