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The comedy podcast about toxic characters, writers, and tropes of literature, folklore, myths, and legend.

Join host Emily Edwards to discuss feminist literature, toxic masculinity, gender roles, and intersectional representation in books. These are the Fuckbois of Literature. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fuckboisoflit/support

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The comedy podcast about toxic characters, writers, and tropes of literature, folklore, myths, and legend.

Join host Emily Edwards to discuss feminist literature, toxic masculinity, gender roles, and intersectional representation in books. These are the Fuckbois of Literature. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fuckboisoflit/support

    The Countess Conspiracy / RWA - Michelle Athy

    The Countess Conspiracy / RWA - Michelle Athy

    Our guest this week is Michelle Athy (@SunflowerRei), who you may remember from last season's episode on TUCK EVERLASTING! She joins host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) to discuss contemporary historical romance, vintage historical romance, Courtney Milan's book THE COUNTESS CONSPIRACY, and the drama amongst the Romance Writers of America. There's a lot to discuss! 


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    • 53 min
    The Tempest - Samantha Puc

    The Tempest - Samantha Puc

    [CW: Rape, assault, gas-lighting, consent, colonialism, murder] Samantha Puc (@theverbalthing) joins host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) to BREAK HER BRAIN around the idea of reliable narration, colonialism as disruption, and the veil of choice in regards to Shakespeare's final play, THE TEMPEST. As it turns out? It ain't about playwriting, folks. THE TEMPEST is a blatantly anti-monarch, anti-colonialism, anti-patriarchy play that was Shakespeare's "curtain call" from London Society and playwriting. What can we glean from his text that'll tell us how he really felt about Queen Elizabeth and English society? 






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    Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today- Rachel Vorona Cote

    Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today- Rachel Vorona Cote

    Rachel Vorona Cote joins host Emily Edwards to talk about her upcoming book TOO MUCH: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today. A deeply moving combination of memoir and literary research, this book will leave you as breathless as a cinched corset. Rachel and I discuss the concept of "muchness," how we relate to Victorian mores and heroines, and how we can move past the Victorian expectations of race, sexuality, and gender. Pre-order TOO MUCH today: https://www.grandcentralpublishing.com/titles/rachel-vorona-cote/too-much/9781538729700/


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    • 52 min
    Rebecca - Claire Willett

    Rebecca - Claire Willett

    Playwright and author Claire Willett (@ClaireWillett) joins host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) to discuss one of the English language's most popular books– Daphne du Maurier's REBECCA. Since its first publication in 1938, REBECCA has never gone out of print, proving Maxim de Winter, the Second Mrs. de Winter, Mrs. Danvers, and almost every other character in the entire novel to be some of literature's most enduring fuckbois. We take on the text as the emblematic novel of the push-pull of heteronormative patriarchy, discuss the essential factors or race and class, and also ruminate on REBECCA as a queer text, thanks to some new details neither reader knew before recording! This is Fuckbois of Literature.


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    Fuckbois of Literature Returns February 5th!

    Fuckbois of Literature Returns February 5th!

    Fuckbois of Lit Returns February 5th! Our second season is loaded with fantastic topics. Favorite guests from Season 1 are scheduled to return, with plenty of new voices and topics to keep those who love us coming back week after week. Are you subscribed?


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    Northanger Abbey - Bianca Hernandez

    Northanger Abbey - Bianca Hernandez

    Bianca Hernandez (@bookhoarding/@drunk_austen) joins host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) to re-cap the fuckboi-filled, gothic comedy NORTHANGER ABBEY by Jane Austen. This is our finale for Season 1! Fuckbois of Literature will return in February 2020 with our second season of comedic commentary about literature and books. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @FuckboisOfLit, or support us on Patreon at patreon.com/fuckboisoflit


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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

BryKif ,

10/10 AMAZING.

Literally my new favorite podcast. You had me at Lord Byron, and kept me from there on out. The commentary is thoughtful and not just “shitposting” on literature. My absolute favorite go to.

EveKra ,

Fun and (Mildly) Infuriating

(Disclaimer: I have only listened to the Pride & Prejudice, Twilight, and Jane Eyre episodes so far.)

I am enjoying the discussion that Emily has with her guests on the various books/characters. It’s fun and thought provoking.

The one things that bugs me though (I imply mildly infuriating in the title but that’s only for dramatic effect) is the tendency for misinformation. I hope they do better research before discussing and basing debatably inconsequential arguments on inaccurate information; for example, they refer to Northanger Abbey as written later but it actually wasn’t - it was first written but last to be published - and they generalize the Brontës based on Charlotte (Anne’s style and themes were wildly different from Emily’s and Emily’s different from Charlotte’s).

jFAA23 ,

UGH.

Deleted off my feed after listening to the Jane Eyre episode. Why bother to talk about it if you’re going to get basic facts wrong and completely ignore the context? Honestly wanted to like this, as I love the concept, but found it to be a disappointing waste of time.

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