Anne Lister (1791-1840), of lesser Yorkshire gentry, has been called the first modern lesbian. In her diary she described in minute details her many love affairs with other women. A daring lover she also was a daring traveler. Together with her 'wife' Ann Walker she toured Scandinavia and Russia and finally Georgia (Tbilisi, Ratcha-Lechkhumi, Zugdidi). On her way to Mestia, on horseback, she fell ill. She died around Kutaisi on September 22, 1840.
Dr. Angela Steidele's lecture outlines Anne Lister's life, places her in her time and focuses on her final months in Georgia.
Dr. Angela Steidele - is a German literary scholar and an author who explores historical love stories. She has published several books on female lovers of women in German history. During spring 2016, she travelled in Georgia for her research on Anne Lister.
Language of lecture: English.