An Interview with Michael Sean LeSueur

Last February, I reviewed “Pixiegate Madoke” by Michael Sean LeSueur at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP). I had an email interview with Michael, where we discussed gender politics, bizarro literature, and pop culture. Continue reading An Interview with Michael Sean LeSueur

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CCLaP Fridays: Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia, by Kenneth Florey

Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia: an Illustrated Historical Study By Kenneth Florey McFarland Reviewed by Karl Wolff The book, Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia: an Illustrated Historical Guide, by Kenneth Florey, examines the stories behind the objects that were instrumental to the suffrage movement. The focus is primarily on the women’s suffrage movement in the United States and the United Kingdom. The study sees the women’s suffrage movement through the lens of political culture, pop culture, and material culture. (Material culture being the actual physical products of the suffrage and anti-suffrage movements.) As with other political movements, the suffrage movement coincided and exploited advances … Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia, by Kenneth Florey

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CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: Swastika Night (1937) by Katharine Burdekin

This week’s installment of Karl Wolff’s essay series, On Being Human, examines the feminist science fiction novel “Swastika Night”, an alternate history predating Orwell’s “1984” that explores the darker regions of human behavior in a far future Europe ruled by medieval Nazi knights. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: Swastika Night (1937) by Katharine Burdekin

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