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Welcome to LOL, my praxis! The timely, interdisciplinary, and entirely un-REFable academic/comedy podcast! Striving for four star, world-leading excellence in terms of originality, significance, rigour, and sarcasm.

Hosted by the perennially damp Dr Alexandra Campbell, and the barely literate, Dr Louise Creechan, each episode we interview academics working on cutting-edge and unapologetically niche research projects from across the arts and humanities.

So, buckle up and brace for IMPACT

LOL my praxis Louise Creechan and Alexandra Campbell

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to LOL, my praxis! The timely, interdisciplinary, and entirely un-REFable academic/comedy podcast! Striving for four star, world-leading excellence in terms of originality, significance, rigour, and sarcasm.

Hosted by the perennially damp Dr Alexandra Campbell, and the barely literate, Dr Louise Creechan, each episode we interview academics working on cutting-edge and unapologetically niche research projects from across the arts and humanities.

So, buckle up and brace for IMPACT

    Cotton-Art Joe

    Cotton-Art Joe

    Episode Notes
    WE'RE BACK!!! DID YOU MISS US?! This episode we're joined by Dr Anna Arabindan-Kesson to discuss visual art, visual culture, lenses, ways of seeing, the gaze, the critical eye, and Specsavers...in an entirely oral medium. Oooh, I get the shivers.

    Anna is an Assistant Professor of African American and Black Diasporic Art at Princeton University; she is the author of Black Bodies, White Gold Art, Cotton, and Commerce in the Atlantic World (2021) and the director of Art Hx, a digital humanities project and object database that addresses the intersections of art, race and medicine in the British empire.

    • 54 min
    Georgian Spunk Dunk

    Georgian Spunk Dunk

    Episode Notes
    We're back and we're getting institutionally promiscuous with SUPER KEENO Rachel (Bynoth) Smith. Rachel is a PhD student based between all of the Universities in the South West and specialises in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century social, gender, and emotions history, particularly in relation to letter writing with a special focus on the Canning Family Network. Rachel BEGGED to come on the podcast and we finally gave in. In this episode we discuss overlaps between C18th anxieties and the life of contemporary academia, that the Canning family Letters were as spicy as Bridgerton Season 1, and whether or not writing over 1000 letters to your mother is normal. We play a quick round of Georgian Familial Anxiety Bingo and somehow end up speaking about spunk. A lot. Also, Louise and Alex record in the same place for the first time ever. Set phasers to CRUDE.

    You can follow Rachel @RachelBynoth and get involved in the IHR History Lab seminars here https://www.history.ac.uk/seminars/history-lab

    • 47 min
    Marxist Hoes Before Marxist Bros

    Marxist Hoes Before Marxist Bros

    Episode Notes
    HI THEORY!! Are you psyched for some high theory? We're joined by Dr Anna Kornbluh of many many books, Victorians, and critical theory to establish why good Marxists don't skip leg day and what WAP has to say about social reproduction. We also reveal what happens when you read 'Of Grammatology' backwards. Truly radical discourse.

    You can follow Anna @V21collective xoxo

    • 55 min
    Gay Angel Sex

    Gay Angel Sex

    Episode Notes
    We're here and we're getting ShakesQUEER. This week we're speaking with the notorious SGB, otherwise known as Professor Stephen Guy-Bray. Stephen is currently Professor of English Literature at the University of British Columbia where he is a specialist in Renaissance poetry, queer studies, and poetic insemination. In this episode we discuss whether Shakespeare was a top or a bottom, find out which play is the gayest play ever, and we figure out what the relationship is between sonnet sequences and incel culture. Stephen also bestows upon us wisdom about poetry cakes, the signature scent of a monograph, and what literary tattoos we should get.

    Stephen's most recent book, 'Shakespeare and Queer Representation' was published in 2020 and he's already gone and finished ANOTHER monograph on Line Endings in Renaissance poetry (out in May 2022). To find out more about Stephen's research into hot man-on-man action you can follow him @SGUYBRAY.

    To ensure we keep producing world-leading totally NON-REFable content you can support us for the price of an oat flat white by signing up to our patreon at www.patreon.com/LolMyPraxis. If you want to get in touch drop us a line at lolmypraxis@gmail.com or follow us @LOLMyPraxis

    • 56 min
    Austen's Pearl Necklace

    Austen's Pearl Necklace

    Episode Notes
    Welcome back! This week we're chatting with Jane Austen and K-pop superfan, Dr Rita Dashwood. Rita is currently a postdoctoral research fellow on the Romantic Ridiculous project at Edge Hill University. When not reading books, Rita likes to write them and is currently working on her first novel - a YA fantasy about queer witches. In this week's episode shots are fired at our guest from episode 13, Dr Andy McInnes who suggested Austen would have voted for Brexit. We get to the bottom of her Brexit-voting ways, find out what her position would be on the housing crisis, and that she was into sodomy and pearl necklaces. We also dive into the world of adaptation and discuss the relationship between Disney villains, Austen baddies and...incest?

    You can find out about Rita's work on the Romantic Ridiculous project here https://romanticridiculous.wordpress.com/, follow her on twitter @rjdashwood, and check out her youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/c/DrRitaJDashwood?app=desktop

    • 59 min
    No Praxis Like ShowPRAXIS

    No Praxis Like ShowPRAXIS

    Episode Notes
    And a 5, 6, 7, 8...dust off those sequins and ready those jazz hands, we're joined by Dr Hannah Robbins to chat MUSICALS, James Corden conspiracy theories, and why Hamilton isn't as great as you think it is. One of us is a Broadway Baby and the other is a philistine, so who knows what will happen! We do. We recorded it. Hannah is Assistant Professor in Popular Music and the Director of Black Studies at the University of Nottingham and specialises in the intersection between race and gender in the American Musical.

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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