Episode 8: A Creative Experiment

Content warning for this episode: This episode includes discussions/mentions of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, and other assorted mental health topics. Dear listeners, please take care of yourselves. It is totally valid to skip this episode or fast forward through that section of the podcast. The host gives additional warnings right before the section that requires the warnings. Again, please please take care of yourselves. National Suicide Prevention Hotline

In this episode, our resident feminist poltergeist veers from our regularly scheduled content to try something a bit experimental, a bit performative, a bit creative non-fiction-y. 

The Gif of the Moment

Reading list from creative research class:

  • Nelson, R. (2006). "Practice-as-research and the problem of knowledge." Performance research 11(4): 105-116.
  • Gallop, J. (2000). "The ethics of reading: Close encounters." Journal of curriculum theorizing 16(3): 7-17. 
  • Harding, S. "Rethinking standpoint epistemology: What is strong objectivity?" The centennial review 36(3): 437-470.
  • Haraway, D. (1988). "Situated knowledges: The science question in feminism and privilege of partial perspective." Feminist studies 14(3): 575-599.
  • Sullivan, G. (2006). "Research acts in art practice." Studies in art education 48(1): 19-35.
  • Klein, J. (2010). "What is artistic research?" Originalmente publicado en Gengenworte 23.
  • Lerman, L. & Borstel, J. (2003). Liz Lerman's critical response process: A method for getting useful feedback on anything you make, from dance to dessert. Liz Lerman dance exchange.
  • Mäkelä, M. (2007). "Knowing through making: The role of the artefact in practice-led research." Knowledge, Technology & Policy 20(3): 157-163.
  • Young, I. M. (2009). "Five faces of oppression." Geographic thought: A praxis perspective. 15-21.
  • Harm, B. (2000). "The cycle of socialization." Readings for diversity and social justice. 15-21.
  • Lorde, A. (2003). "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." Feminist postcolonial theory: A reader 25: 27.
  • Anzaldúa, G. (1987). Borderlands: la frontera, Vol. 3. San Francisco: Aunt Lute.
  • McIntosh, P. (1998). "White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack."
  • Gwaltney, J. L. (1976). "On going home again -- Some reflections of a native anthropologist." Phylon 37(3): 236-242.
  • Katz, J. (2001). "From how to why: On luminous description and causal inference in ethnography (part I). Ethnography 2(4): 443-473.
  • Stanley, L. (1994). "Narratives, lives and autobiography." Knowing the difference: Feminist perspectives in epistemology.
  • Muñoz, J. E. (1996). "Ephemera as evidence: Introductory notes to queer acts." 5-16.
  • Pearson, M. & Shanks, M. (1997). "Performing a visit: Archaeologies of the contemporary past." Performance research 2(2): 41-53.
  • Conquergood, D. (2002). "Performance studies: Interventions and radical research." TDR/The drama review 46(2): 145-156.
  • Cooper, A. (2013). "25 Questions for possibly bleeding performance artist Tameka Norris." Huffington post
  • hooks, bell (1989). "Choosing the margin as a space of radical openness." Framework: The journal of cinema and media 36: 15-23.
  • Weidhase, N. (2015). " 'Beyoncé feminism' and the contestation of the black feminist body." Celebrity studies 6(1): 128-131.
  • Edward, S. (1996). "Thirdspace: Journeys to Los Angeles and other real-and-imagined place."
  • Yosso, T. J. (2005). "Whose culture has capital? A critical race theory discussion of community cultural wealth." Race ethnicity and education 8(1): 69-91.
  • Auslander, P. (2006). "The performativity of performance documentation." PAJ: Journal of performance and art 28(3): 1-10.
  • Jones, A. (1997). " 'Presence' in absentia: Experiencing performance as documentation."  Art journal (56)4: 11-18. 

Galactic Suburbia

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Episode featured music:

"Thank You For This World" by Borrtex


Episode 7: What Have We Been Watching?

In this very belated episode, our resident feminist poltergeist discusses 2017 in film and television with a special guest.

This episode is full of spoilers, so beware.

Reviews of The Last Jedi mentioned in this episode:

Toxic Masculinity is the True Villian of Star Trek by Kayti Burt http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/star-wars/269657/toxic-masculinity-is-the-true-villain-of-star-wars-the-last-jedi

Desi Geek Girls Episode 19 The Late Jedi http://desigeekgirls.libsyn.com/episode-19-the-last-jedi

Not Now I'm Watching the Last Jedi https://nnirpodcast.wordpress.com/2017/12/25/not-now-im-watching-the-last-jedi/

Overinvested The Last Jedi episode http://www.overinvestedpodcast.com/episodes/star-wars-the-last-jedi

Episode 6: BOOOOKS (of 2017)

In this episode, our resident feminist poltergeist tells a special guest(!) about their favorite books they read in 2017! Please prepare yourself for a truely incredible amount of squeeing.


(This episode went up before our intrepid poltergeist read two other wonderful books that they wholeheartedly recommend: Girl Reporter by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant)

Mentioned in this episode:

Spinning by Tillie Walden https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33163388-spinning

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33259027-the-duchess-deal

Bearly a Lady by Cassandra Khaw http://booksmugglerspub.com/2017/07/bearly-a-lady/

The Book Smugglers 

Trade Me by Courtney Milan https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23566506-trade-me?ac=1&from_search=true

Hold Me by Courtney Milan https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32672889-hold-me

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28209634-autonomous

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31944679-in-other-lands

Feedback by Mira Grant https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22359662-feedback

The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31817749-the-stone-sky

The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27370017-the-starlit-wood

Knit One, GIrl Two by Shira Glassman https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35053703-knit-one-girl-two

Women in Refrigerators 

Women in Refrigerator (Tropes vs. Women) from Feminist Frequency

The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32714267-the-refrigerator-monologues

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30206050-the-unbeatable-squirrel-girl

A Scot in the Dark by Sarah McLean https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27067875-a-scot-in-the-dark

(Mentioned in passing: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23587120-when-a-scot-ties-the-knot?from_search=true)

Difficult Women by Roxanne Gaye https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28818921-difficult-women

All Systems Red by Martha Wells https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32758901-all-systems-red

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28962996-six-wakes

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29475447-a-closed-and-common-orbit

You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29496435-you-can-t-touch-my-hair

"I'm not like other men" 

Brothers Sinister Series by Courtney Milan https://www.goodreads.com/series/74729-brothers-sinister

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland 

The Heartland Bombshells website and facebook

About the Patreon Oopsie https://www.thestar.com/business/2017/12/15/patreon-backs-down-from-new-fee-after-uproar-from-creators-and-patrons.html

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Happy Reading in the New Year Dearest Listeners!!!

Special Episode: Pride Rock IC

In this special episode, our resident poltergeist talks with special guest Kai about Pride Rock IC, a new summer camp for LGBTQ+ folks in Iowa City!

Check out Pride Rock IC !

Support the Pride Rock IC Indiegogo!

Mentioned in this episode:

Lumberjanes https://www.goodreads.com/series/162356-lumberjanes-collected-editions

As the Crow Flies http://www.melaniegillman.com/?p=96

Fun Home Original Cast Recording https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsGw3wo0ypeQ_XU-9pS5wkPSlk0XKX72T



Episode 4: A Large Amount of Gay

In this episode our resident poltergeist is joined by a special guest to talk about Steven Universe, masculinity, and being in queer communities.

Gif of the Moment https://twitter.com/AMAZlNGNATURE/status/931893353603514369

The Crystal Clods http://intoitpodcasts.com/

Pop Culture Detectives 



Man Alive by Thomas Page McBee


Episode 3: Soothing Cephalopods

In this sorely belated episode, our resident poltergeist talks about their experience at WisCon, thoughtfully creating and maintaining feminist communities, and Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg.

Mentioned in this episode:

This episode's gif of the moment https://twitter.com/LuvKittensDaily/status/849064131932160005

Iowa N.E.W. Leadership https://wrac.uiowa.edu/programs-and-services/initatives/

WisCon http://wiscon.net/

Galactic Suburbia http://galactisuburbia.podbean.com/ 

GS Twitter https://twitter.com/GalacticSuburbs

The Secret Feminist Cabal by Helen Merrick https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7462855-the-secret-feminist-cabal?from_search=true

"How to Report Sexual Harassment" by Elise Matthesen http://www.jimchines.com/2013/06/how-to-report-sexual-harassment-by-elise-matthesen/

"It's Not Just Them Over There" by AlisaK http://champagneandsocks.com/2013/06/29/its-not-just-them-over-there/

"WisCon...This is How We Fail" by Karnythia http://theangryblackwoman.com/2014/07/20/wiscon-this-is-how-you-fail/

Continuum GoH Speech by N.K. Jemisin http://nkjemisin.com/2013/06/continuum-goh-speech/

WisCon GoH Speech by N.K. Jemisin http://nkjemisin.com/2014/05/wiscon-38-guest-of-honor-speech/

WisCon Safer Space for Trans/Genderqueer People http://wiscon.net/spaces/safer-space-tgq/

Verity! Podcast https://veritypodcast.wordpress.com/

Fangirl Happy Hour http://www.fangirlhappyhour.com/

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/139569.Stone_Butch_Blues?from_search=true  http://www.lesliefeinberg.net/

Song during Stone Butch Blues except is "Moonlight Reprise" by Kai Engel https://kaiengel.bandcamp.com/

Crime Time Podcast https://crimetimepod.com/

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/91661.The_Beekeeper_s_Apprentice?ac=1&from_search=true


Episode 2: Queering Race in Star Trek: Discovery

In this episode, our feminist poltergeist gets us all on the same page by defining some terms and examines race in the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery.

Mentioned in this episode:

The gif of the moment https://twitter.com/femepoltergeist/status/915056999720726530

On call in culture https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/01/guide-to-calling-in/

Jay Smooth's video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Ti-gkJiXc

Additional Star Trek: Discovery reviews (that were not mentioned in the episode, but that our feminist poltergeist enjoyed, or based on the lack of disturbances lately, we assumed they enjoyed):

Episodes 1&2 https://no-award.net/2017/09/28/star-trek-discovery-in-space-everyone-can-hear-you-whitemansplain/


Episode 3 https://no-award.net/2017/10/05/star-trek-discovery-1-03-context-is-for-kings/


Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary M. Talbot, Kate Charlesworth, Bryan Talbot https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18364789-sally-heathcote?ac=1&from_search=true

Hunger by Roxanne Gay https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22813605-hunger

No Coast Knitting https://www.nocoastknitting.com/

Politically Reactive https://www.politicallyreactive.com/