In this podcast, Dr Jodi McAlister and I discuss the Netflix series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016). We discuss in detail: the characters, the pop culture references, narrative development, the show’s triumphs and downfalls, and that ending. Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter! Also obviously: spoiler alert for those who haven’t watched the revival yet!
In the latest Teen Screen Feminism podcast, I spoke with PhD candidate Emily Chandler about the representation of queer girls in popular media. We discussed some of the central tropes used to represent queer girls; queer subtext; resistant and transformative spectatorship practices; and some of the developments in representing queer girls in the media over the last few decades. Many thanks to wonderful Emily for her expertise and incredible insight into the topic!
Download via iTunes for free: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/queer-girls-onscreen-conversation/id1011011620?i=1000371373128&mt=2
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In this podcast, Carmel Cedro and I discuss the female gaze. Topics include: the difference between a male gaze and a female gaze; the importance of this gaze in popular cultural texts; the potential for a fluid female gaze; and the representation of sex, desire and eroticism in contemporary screen media. This podcast ended up being a double episode because we just had so much to discuss! We hope you enjoy it x
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I am so pleased to share this podcast interview that I recorded with Megan Falley and Olivia Gatwood about their interactive feminist spoken word poetry show, Speak Like a Girl. Megan and Olivia also performed two of their incredible poems on the podcast, which was so cool! We discussed poetics and politics; their amazing work speaking out about rape culture; reclaiming ‘girl’ as a powerful subject position from which to speak and act, and so much more. Thanks to Megan and Olivia for their insight, wisdom, and wonderful words. It was a pleasure to speak with you! x
Download/Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/speak-like-girl-podcast-megan/id1011011620?i=356386452&mt=2
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I just stumbled across this very nice and favourable review of the Teen Screen Feminism blog and podcast – very cool! Many thanks to the author, Violet Lucca, who wrote it over at Film Comment!
In this podcast, Dr Jodi McAlister and I discuss the wonderful world of fandoms and fan practices, particularly those that appeal to girls and women as a way of exploring desire and agency. Some of the topics we chat about include: shipping (shipping against the grain or with the grain; anti-ships) ; fan fiction (smut, fluff, alternative universes, and tropes); creating GIFS and fanvids.
In this podcast, Jodi McAlister and I talk about fantasy and fantasising as a site for resistance and possibility for women viewers and readers. Some of the ideas we explore include: can fantasy open up a space for transgressive desire and imagining alternatives to the status quo? How do narratives like heterosexual romances, which may initially appear conservative, become the grounds for this kind of imagining? How do texts about girls open up new ways of ‘doing girlhood’? And how can we explore fantasy through a feminist lens, and for a feminist agenda?
Texts we discuss in this podcast include: Reign, The 100, Veronica Mars, The Vampire Diaries, Outlander, Fifty Shades of Grey, Obernewtyn, and Buffy. Tune in and let us know your thoughts!
Download this podcast for free on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/fantasy-as-site-resistance/id1011011620?i=345426736&mt=2
TW: this podcast discusses the representation of rape and violence against women in Reign and Outlander