In this episode we talk to Jack Halberstam, the keynote speaker at the Queerness of Childhood: Worlds of Wonder conference organized by Anastasia Kayiatos and Anna Fishzon. Also joining our conversation on queerness and childhood is the brilliant Tey Meadow, another speaker at the conference.
In this episode we’re talking with Lauren Berlant about her new book, Love/Desire. This is the first interview we recorded as hosts of The Critical Lede and it’s nice to begin with an interview such as this. This book is a short, but very theoretically rich book. Enjoy!
It is with a heavy heart that I'm announcing our very last episode. You will have to forgive us, but this is about as self-indulgent as we could possibly get. It's 90 minutes of us interviewing each other. Listen at your own risk.
We take a look at Joesph Hassert's "The Library Project and the Gift of Prankster Art" in the latest issue of Text and Performance Quarterly. We also mentioned some additional images that were not included in the original publication.
We change it up a bit this week and interview co-authors Alyssa Samek and Theresa Donofrio about their article, "'Academic Drag' and the Performance of the Critical Personae: An Exchange on Sexuality, Politics, and Identity in the Academy" in Women's Studies in Communication. The authors talk through their writing process, the queer project, and the implications for professional socialization. Take a listen, and let us know what you think.
This week we turn towards the new issue of Qualitative Inquiry. Check out our discussion of the ethics of teaching qualitative interviewing in Hoskins and White's "Relational Inquiries and the Research Interview: Mentoring Future Researchers."
In this episode we talk through Ragan Fox's article "You are Not Allowed to Talk about Production": Narratization on (and off) the Set of CBS's Big Brother". There is lots of interesting stuff here, from production details to Fox's analysis of the tropes of gay representation.
This episode centers on Sara Warner's book, Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure. We discuss queer neoliberalism, Valerie Solanas, performance zaps, and much more. It's an interesting discussion for anyway invested in queer theory or performance studies. Let us know what you think!
Ben and Des work through "Lady: Still a Feminist Four Letter Word?" in the most recent Women & Language. This is a new journal for us, so we were excited to talk through such an interesting and provocative piece. We'd love to hear your feedback.
In this episode we talk through Joshua Gunn's provocative analysis of Mel Gibson's The Passion of Christ. Gunn's QJS article, Maranatha utilizes genre criticism to examine how the violence within The Passion can be seen as pornographic. It's a piece that will get you talking, thinking, and reflecting on the use of rhetoric.