A monthly(ish) podcast on which hosts Matty Hemming and Rosie Haward discuss genre-bending queer and feminist books. Each episode will focus on one book that blurs, or messes with, boundaries - be those of literary genre, gender norms, or even chronological time.
Testo Junkie by Paul B. Preciado: Autotheory, the Pill and the Pharmacopornographic Era
In this episode we discuss Paul B. Preciado’s 'Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era', a wild mixture of theory and self-experimentaion. Some talking points include queer sex writing, the disturbing and racialized history of the pill, and how we can come to understand the mechanisms of the Pharmacopornographic era.
Ep. 4 Don't Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine: Race, the TV Screen, and Living With Death
In this episode we discuss the political drive of Rankine’s poetry, the repetition of the TV screen, and what she’s doing with the subtitle, ‘An American Lyric’.
The Library Talks with Textual Feelings
Last month Textual Feelings was invited to participate in The Library Talks, a series of lectures held at the library of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Institute. Each talk revolves around a selection of books made by the speaker, assembled out of the library’s current collection as well as newly purchased books for the occasion.
In our talk we discuss 7 of the 10 books we chose to recommend, including Paul Preciado’s Testo Junkie (2008), Roxane Gay’s Hunger (2017) and Anne Carson’s The Autobiography of Red (1998).
The intro is a little quiet, but once we start talking the sound quality is just fine!