Our Lord has Come

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.
Jan 20, 2013 /
Concrete and Dust: Mapping the Sexual Terrains of Los Angeles

Interview with Mingé and Zimmerman

This week we are talking with Jeanine Mingé and Amber Zimmerman about their book Concrete and Dust: Mapping the Sexual Terrains of Los Angeles. We talk through issues of authethnography, voice, and the innovative ways the authors worked with found objects.
Jan 13, 2013 /

Complicating Voice

This episode take us to Qualitative Inquiry where we discuss Mazzei and Jackson's "Complicating Voice in a Refusal to 'Let Participants Speak for Themselves.'" In this conversation we talk through the politics of voice and context.
Jan 2, 2013 /

Interview with Mary and Kenneth Gergen

In this interview, we chat with Mary and Kenneth Gergen, co-authors of "Playing with Purpose: Adventures in Performative Social Science." The Gergens discuss their long history working with performative methods and the ways that they have tried to incorporate innovative performative methods into their own work.
Dec 15, 2012 /

Interview with Ann Cvetkovich

In this episode, we talk with Ann Cvetkovich, author of Depression: A Public Feeling a book that combines the styles of narrative and the critical essay to explore how depression can be revisioned as a symptom of living in neoliberal capitalism. We discuss this and much more in an interview that's sure to get you thinking about the relationships between depression, academic life, and much more. This interview is also a companion to our interviews with both Lauren Berlant and Jack Halberstam.
Dec 2, 2012 /

Interviews and Intraviews

In this episode we discuss the lead article in the most recent issue of Qualitative Inquiry, "Wandering the Tactical: From Interview to Intraview" by by Kuntz and Presnall. This article really had us thinking about the politics and implications of the use of interview within ethnography.
Nov 15, 2012 /

Interview with Author Kendall Phillips

Our interview with Dark Directions: Romero, Craven, Carpenter, and the Modern Horror Film author Kendall Phillips is perfect for a spooky listen! We talk about each of the directors, along with our current cultural fascination with zombies and how horror films can serve as culture critiques.
Oct 24, 2012 /
The Theorist′s Mother

Interview with Andrew Parker: Author of "The Theorists Mother"

In our recent interview we talk about how psychoanalysis and Marxism both deal with "mother trouble." Why is the maternal absent from these philosophical traditions and how does that influence the process of scholarly inheritance and genealogy. 
Oct 10, 2012 /

Foreignness, Community, and Potentiality

Check out our discussion of Rahul Mitra's "Living Foreignness/Community: Potentiality and “Ordinary” Performances of Being/Non-Being" in Text and Performance Quarterly.
Oct 3, 2012 /
Gaga Feminism

Interview with Jack Halberstam

New awesome book alert! Gaga Feminism is a must read for anyone remotely invested in queer theory and the construction of family. We talk with Jack about that choice, why he chose Gaga/gaga and much more.
Sep 26, 2012 /

Autism, Sex/Gender, and Rhetoric

This episode takes a look at Jordynn Jack's piece in WSIC: Gender Copia: Feminist Rhetorical Perspectives on an Autistic Concept of Sex/Gender. We discuss the performative nature of gender, the ways that autistic folks engage and mark sex and gender, and debate a bit about the whole thing.
Sep 12, 2012 /

What are you reading?

Ever curious as to what your fellow academics read over the summer? In this episode we get to hear what others have been pursuing this past summer. If you would like to add your own - comment on this post and let us know!
Sep 5, 2012 /

Remembering Bud Goodall

For this episode we are replaying our 2011 interview with Dr. Bud Goodall about his book, Counter-Narrative. Bud passed away on August 24th of pancreatic cancer, and we wanted to take a moment to remember Bud as a mentor, friend, and supporter of the podcast.
Aug 29, 2012 /

Transhumanism and the NFL

This week we discuss Diane Marie Keeling’s History of (Future) Progress: Hyper-Masculine Transhumanist Virtuality in Critical Studies in Media Communication. It’s an interesting piece that works through Deleuze and Guattari via the NFL.
Aug 26, 2012 /

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