A WoMAN of no Importance: 125 Years of Comedy, Tragedy and Confusing Aestheticism

April 18, 2018

Is Oscar Wilde's play about a woman of no importance or a man of no importance? To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the play, Stephanie and Lee discuss comedy, tragedy, and the confusing appeal of aestheticism.

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Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal: The Works of Jeanette Winterson

April 4, 2018

Jeanette Winterson is one of the UK's most beloved and challenging writers. This week, Stephanie and Michelle discuss Winterson's long career, from the publication of Oranges are Not the Only Fruit in 1985, to her recent (fabulously titled) memoir, Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?Wh

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Hamlet: The Indecisively Complicated Prince of Denmark

March 28, 2018

To be or not to be? Is that the question? This week, Stephanie is joined by Professor Tony Cousins to discuss one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Is this really a play about somebody who can't make up their mind or is it more complicated than that?

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Medicine, Literature, Interceptionality, and Literary Gate-Keeping: An Interview with Michelle Cahill

March 21, 2018

This week, Stephanie and Michelle interview Michelle Cahill, writer and managing director of the literary journal Mascara. In this wide-ranging discussion, they talk about the intersection of medicine and literature, interceptionality, and literary gate-keeping.

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 Longlist Show

March 14, 2018

The longlist for the Women's Prize was released on March 8, International Women's Day. This week, Stephanie and Michelle discuss the longlist: the books they've read, the books they want to read, and the snubs. 

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Handsome, Clever, Rich and Bored: The Mixed Blessings of Jane Austen’s Emma

March 7, 2018

Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence. Or does she? This week, Stephanie is joined by Dr Lee O'Brien to discuss Mr Knightley, Miss Bates, and why Emma's big problem is that she's just so bored.

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Generation Women: Suvi Derkenne on the Importance of Women’s Voices

February 28, 2018

Generation Women is a storytelling event where women from all walks of life tell stories and celebrate women's voices. This week, Stephanie talks to Macquarie University English alumna Suvi Derkenne about bringing Generation Women to Australia, the importance of women's voices, and what she's been up to since leaving Macquarie. The first Generation Women event will be held at the Giant Dwarf Theatre on Wednesday March 7th. 

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Netflix’s adaption of Atwood’s Alias Grace: It may be binge-worthy but is it rant-worthy?

February 21, 2018

Margaret Atwood's 1996 novel Alias Grace was recently made into a television adaptation, available on Netflix and starring Sarah Gadon as Grace Marks, and produced by Canadian actress Sarah Polley. This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy discuss the series, focusing on crime, feminism and ambiguous endings (and Stephanie rants a lot). 

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Valentine’s Day Special: The Wretched Cant of Love

February 14, 2018

Are you a Valentine's Day sap or a grinch? This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy are joined by Associate Professor Hsu-Ming Teo to talk about all things romance. They discuss Austen, why murder makes romance novels more interesting, why good real estate matters, and Michelle get the giggles over deer. 

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The Benefits of Rejection Goals: A Discussion with Ashley Kalagian Blunt

February 7, 2018

Why does this week's guest set rejection goals? This week, Stephanie and Michelle chat to Ashley Kalagian Blunt about her work as a writer. They discuss her writing about the Armenian genocide, moving to Australia from Canada, and Ashley gives her top tips for aspiring writers.

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