feminism · film

Stranger Things and the Circe phenomenon: does nostalgic sci-fi owe us a feminist lens?

  I saw it most recently in last month’s Star Trek Beyond. I sat there in the theater with my boyfriend, and I tried to “just enjoy it,” to not do a feminist analysis. Of course, I failed. I learned to use the Bechdel test some years ago, and now I can’t unlearn it. It… Continue reading Stranger Things and the Circe phenomenon: does nostalgic sci-fi owe us a feminist lens?

grad school · medievalisms · travel

Portland Waters: Reflections on NCS 2012

My first introduction to the geography of Portland came from the lyrics of my favourite Michael Hurley song, ‘Portland Water.’ From this song I learned Portland has a river at its centre: You see them Indians lookin’ down on the water, They say the river is the spirit’s daughter This river, the Willamette—(emphasis on the… Continue reading Portland Waters: Reflections on NCS 2012