The Politics of Fangirling Part II: A Podcast about Outlander

In this podcast, romance scholar Jodi McAlister and I discuss fangirling as political practice, feminism, and women’s pleasure on “Outlander.” Topics include: women’s spectatorship and fan practices; the representation of sex, desire, and love; sexual politics and violence; patriarchal visual culture; representations of the wounded male body; why Jamie Fraser is the ultimate TV boyfriend. Have a listen and let us know your thoughts!

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(Warning: explicit content discussed and strong language deployed liberally and with great relish in this podcast. Also spoiler alert for episodes 1-11)

Outlander 2014
Jamie Fraser, taking a moment to bask in the glory of his hotness while he shovels hay

To find out more about Jodi McAlister, check out her writing at Momentum Moonlight: and follow her on Twitter: @JodiMcA and @JodiGetsBold

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Other K says:

    This is great! It’s so interesting, a lot of the comments I’ve seen about Jamie’s appeal centre on him being a badass and being able to protect everyone and be very alpha, but your take on it makes a lot more sense to me. He even talks about her tending his wounds as a reason why he chooses to marry her. And then, yes, the fact that Claire pulls him away from patriarchy. Love it!


    1. athenabell says:

      Thank you! So glad our reading resonates with you


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