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Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Release Date: 05/28/2021

Hole's Live Through This with Anwen Crawford, Part Two show art Hole's Live Through This with Anwen Crawford, Part Two

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Live Through This is an album about girlhood and motherhood; desire and disgust; self-destruction and survival. There have been few rock albums before or since so intimately concerned with female experience. It is an album that changed lives – so why is Courtney Love's achievement as a musician still not taken seriously? In part two of this episode, we continue our discussion of how Courtney Love both challenged and parodied ideals of womanhood, the gendered connotations of fandom, and more.

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Hole's Live Through This with Anwen Crawford, Part One show art Hole's Live Through This with Anwen Crawford, Part One

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Live Through This is an album about girlhood and motherhood; desire and disgust; self-destruction and survival. There have been few rock albums before or since so intimately concerned with female experience. It is an album that changed lives – so why is Courtney Love's achievement as a musician still not taken seriously? In part one of this episode, we explore Hole’s origin, their glam 90s LA image, and the feminist backlash against Love as she challenged every preconceived notion of “good” womanhoo

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Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Octavia E. Butler is widely recognized today as one of the most important figures in contemporary science fiction. In this episode, Kendra R. Parker discusses what attracted her to Butler’s work, before jumping into discussions about Afrofuturism, the environment, representation in literature, and much more. Connecting current social movements to those of Butler’s time, this episode ultimately reflects on the timeless nature of Butler’s work and her uncanny ability to predict the future.

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Octavia E. Butler with Kendra R. Parker show art Octavia E. Butler with Kendra R. Parker

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Octavia E. Butler is widely recognized today as one of the most important figures in contemporary science fiction. In this episode, Kendra R. Parker discusses what attracted her to Butler’s work, before jumping into discussions about Afrofuturism, the environment, representation in literature, and much more. Connecting current social movements to those of Butler’s time, this episode ultimately reflects on the timeless nature of Butler’s work and her uncanny ability to predict the future.

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Paulo Freire with Walter Omar Kohan, Part Two show art Paulo Freire with Walter Omar Kohan, Part Two

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Paulo Freire is one of the most widely read and studied educational thinkers of our time. His works sparked the global social and philosophical movement of critical pedagogy, and his ideas about the close ties between education and social justice and politics are as relevant today as they ever were. In part two of this episode, Walter Omar Kohan discusses his book, Paulo Freire: A Philosophical Biography, as well as the relationship between education and politics more broadly.

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Paulo Freire with Walter Omar Kohan, Part One show art Paulo Freire with Walter Omar Kohan, Part One

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Paulo Freire is one of the most widely read and studied educational thinkers of our time. His works sparked the global social and philosophical movement of critical pedagogy, and his ideas about the close ties between education and social justice and politics are as relevant today as they ever were. In part one of this episode, Walter Omar Kohan discusses his book, Paulo Freire: A Philosophical Biography, as well as the relationship between education and politics more broadly.

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Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration with Ashley E. Lucas - Part Two show art Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration with Ashley E. Lucas - Part Two

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Obscured behind razor wire, the lives of the incarcerated remain hidden from public view. Inside the walls, imprisoned people all over the world stage theatrical productions that enable them to assert their humanity. In part two of this episode, Ashley E. Lucas discusses her very personal experience with the carceral system growing up. We cover her in-depth research into the role that theatre plays in creating community, and how it can transform the lives of the people forced into the prison system.

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Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration with Ashley E. Lucas - Part One show art Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration with Ashley E. Lucas - Part One

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Obscured behind razor wire, the lives of the incarcerated remain hidden from public view. Inside the walls, imprisoned people all over the world stage theatrical productions that enable them to assert their humanity. In part one of this episode, Ashley E. Lucas discusses her very personal experience with the carceral system growing up. We cover her in-depth research into the role that theatre plays in creating community, and how it can transform the lives of the people forced into the prison system.

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Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration with Ashley E. Lucas - Part One show art Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration with Ashley E. Lucas - Part One

Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Obscured behind razor wire, the lives of the incarcerated remain hidden from public view. Inside the walls, imprisoned people all over the world stage theatrical productions that enable them to assert their humanity. In part one of this episode, Ashley E. Lucas discusses her very personal experience with the carceral system growing up. We cover her in-depth research into the role that theatre plays in creating community, and how it can transform the lives of the people forced into the prison system.

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Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

The Bloomsbury Academic Podcast is more than just a book talk. Each episode is its own unique forum, bringing Bloomsbury authors and experts to the front of the conversation and tackling key issues in today’s culture, both in academia and beyond. Season one is now available on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever it is you get your podcasts. Season 2 starts June 10 and is the same exciting format, with a whole host of new authors.

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More Episodes

The Bloomsbury Academic Podcast is more than just a book talk. Each episode is its own unique forum, bringing Bloomsbury authors and experts to the front of the conversation and tackling key issues in today’s culture, both in academia and beyond. Season one is now available on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever it is you get your podcasts. Season 2 starts June 10 and is the same exciting format, with a whole host of new authors.