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Actor Viola Davis wins a 2015 Screen Actors Guild award for her performance as Annaliese Keating on ABC's How to Get Away with Murder

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #144: Female Antiheroes on the American Screen

Laurie Norris, Katie Grubbs, and Victoria Reynolds Farmer talk about Bad Girls Club: the rise of the female anti-hero Knowing What is an antihero and how is she different from a villain? How are female antiheroes different than male versions of the character type? What role do antiheroes play for our society? Reading Case Study…

Variant cover of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3 featuring Squirrel Girl decorating a cake surrounded by squirrel assistants in her kitchen

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 136: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Stream or download this episode. Laurie Norris, Blake Miller, and Ilia Danner Grubbs take on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Knowing Background on Marvel’s Squirrel Girl character, Doreen Green Discussion of Squirrel Girl issues 2-5, time travel adventure with Doctor Doom Reading Squirrel Girl’s role as a superhero with an indefatigably positive outlook What does Doreen’s…

Christian Humanist Profiles 199: How to Think Like Shakespeare

Stream or Download this Episode You’ve downloaded an episode of Christian Humanist Profiles, so the odds are more than fair that you’ve read some Shakespeare, watched some Shakespeare, perhaps performed some Shakespeare.  But what would it mean to teach as Shakespeare’s teachers taught and think in the allusive, rhetorical manner that comes across in his…

Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 121: Greta Gerwig’s Little Women

Marie Hause, Carla Godwin, and Ilia Grubbs discuss Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Topics include the economics of marriage, the film’s narrative technique and the expectations for female characters, and ambition in relation to self-sacrifice.

Christian Humanist Profiles 173: Scripture and the English Poetic Imagination

There’s a lot of poetry in the Bible. Anyone who flips through its pages can see how many have that telltale jagged edge of printed verse. But it’s not only proportion: the weightiest moments, the loftiest sayings of scripture are poetic, especially the voice of God, whether through the Word of the prophets or the…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 113: Song of Songs

Marie Hause, Carla Godwin, and Victoria Reynolds Farmer discuss the Song of Songs. Listen here. Knowing Background on the Song of Songs, its history of interpretation, and why it’s of interest for feminists Our previous experiences of the Song Reading Summary of Phyllis Trible, “Love’s Lyrics Redeemed,” in God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality Summary…

The Christian Feminist Podcast Episode 111: Gender Equality in Parenting and Domestic Labor

Episode 111: Gender Equality in Parenting and Domestic Labor Stream or download this episode. Ilia Danner Grubbs, Victoria Reynolds Farmer, and Katie Norman Grubbs discuss Darcy Lockman’s book All the Rage, and issues of gender equality in parenting and domestic labor.     WELCOME SEGMENT 1: KNOWING Introduction and personal background SEGMENT 2: READING   Term…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 108: Kate Chopin

Ilia Danner Grubbs, Victoria Reynolds Farmer, and Katie Norman Grubbs discuss the intersectionality of Kate Chopin’s works through two of her short stories.   INTRODUCTIONS   KNOWING: Working definition and significance of intersectional feminism Kimberlé Crenshaw Article: Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics…

Christian Feminist Podcast Episode #106: Writing Strong Girls

Alexis Neal, Victoria Reynolds Farmer, and special guest and author J.B. Cheaney discuss strong female characters in middle grade and young adult fiction. INTRODUCTIONS SEG 1: KNOWING: Our experiences reading (or writing) strong girls Baby-sitters Club, by Ann M. Martin Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume Dealing With Dragons, by Patricia…

Christian Humanist Profiles 145: A Slow and Sudden God

Download or Stream this Episode When one wanders for forty, what comes next?  For Chris Maxwell, the answer is that he shares his reflections and confessions, his observations and his questions with anyone who would read.  The result is the collection that we’re talking about today, a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder.…