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Season 5 Episodes

Episode image is a detail from the cover of  The Argonauts  by Maggie Nelson, published by Graywolf Press in 2015; Cover Design by Jeenee Lee Design.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, published by Graywolf Press in 2015; Cover Design by Jeenee Lee Design.

Joining Charles Adrian in Brighton for the 102nd Second-Hand Book Factory is Mathilda Gregory and her staffie Agatha. Mathilda co-produced the first Brighton Smut Slam and is a writer and performer. They talk about a less common perspective on break-ups, fantasy as allegory and how gender can mess with our self-categorisation of our sexuality.

Apologies for the electro buzz interference, which happens between 9:06 and 9:10.

Cameryn Moore, who is mentioned at the beginning of the episode, is the creator of the Smut Slam and joined Charles Adrian for the 98th Page One.

Another novel by Scarlett Thomas, PopCo, is discussed in Page One 144.

You can find some thoughts on transgender disruption of queer culture here.

Episode released: 21st March, 2017.

 

Book listing:

Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas

Feast Of Souls by Celia S. Friedman

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

 

Links:

Werewolf Erotica She Wrote

How To Be Fat

Smut Slam

Page One 98

Page One 144

Queer Culture in the Age of Transgender Disruption

Mathilda Gregory

Charles Adrian