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A monthly examination of Terry Pratchett's Discworld book series from an academic perspective, hosted by literature scholars Joshua Bulleid and Alice Capstick.
Episode Transcripts and Bibliographies: https://monash.academia.edu/JoshuaBulleid/Podcasts 
Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/doctorprometheuspod 
Contact: unseenacademicalspod@gmail.com 
A Doctor Prometheus podcast. 

Unseen Academicals: A Discworld and Pratchett Podcast Joshua Bulleid and Alice Capstick

    • Arts

A monthly examination of Terry Pratchett's Discworld book series from an academic perspective, hosted by literature scholars Joshua Bulleid and Alice Capstick.
Episode Transcripts and Bibliographies: https://monash.academia.edu/JoshuaBulleid/Podcasts 
Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/doctorprometheuspod 
Contact: unseenacademicalspod@gmail.com 
A Doctor Prometheus podcast. 

    Of the Devil's Party – Manfred, by Lord Byron

    Of the Devil's Party – Manfred, by Lord Byron

    Did you know Alice does another podcast called Of the Devil's Party, where they and their friend Rowan do a deep dive into dark hero archetypes? 
    It's really good. You should listen to it! ...It also might help explain what all this "Byronic" stuff we keep talking about is.
    On this bonus/preview episode Alice and Rowan begin their discussion of Gothic villains by examining Byron’s 1817 closet drama Manfred and its debt to the Gothic tradition. The pair discuss Byron’s life, work,  and experimentation with dark hero archetypes, and whether there is  actually such as thing as a Byronic Hero. They consider the way Byron  experiments with Dark Heroism by combining existing heroic archetypes  and traditions such as The Wandering Jew, the Child of Nature, The Hero  of Sensibility, Prometheus, Satan, the Gothic Villain and Faustus.
    Subscribe to Of the Devil's Party: https://ofthedevilsparty.sounder.fm/
    Support Unseen Academicals on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/doctorprometheuspod
    Contact: unseenacademicalspod@gmail.com
    A Doctor Prometheus podcast.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    6 – Maskerade

    6 – Maskerade

    We discuss Maskerade, exploring the origins triple goddess, the many guises of The Phantom of the Opera,distinctions between high and low culture, the gentrification of opera, masks, physical appearances, the archetype of the Gothic Villain and its theatrical transformation into a Romantic Hero of Sensibility and more!
    Episode Transcripts and Bibliographies: https://monash.academia.edu/JoshuaBulleid/Podcasts
    Alice's other podcast, Of the Devil's Party: https://ofthedevilsparty.sounder.fm/
    Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/doctorprometheuspod
    Contact: unseenacademicalspod@gmail.com
    A Doctor Prometheus podcast.

    • 2 hr 23 min
    A Midsummer Night's Dream by Neil Gaiman (Preview)

    A Midsummer Night's Dream by Neil Gaiman (Preview)

    Preview for our first ever bonus episode of Unseen Academicals, covering issue 19 of Neil Gaiman's comic series The Sandman: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1991). We compare Gaiman's treatment of Shakespeare's titular play to that of Pratchett's Lords and Ladies (1992), while examining the history of Shakespeare in comics and fairy illustration, the Faerie connections to the underworld, Faustian bargains, the history of Puck and his "reverse Pandora," Tolkien's opinions on fantasy and drama, as well as the origins of drag and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and more!
    Unock the full episode at: https://www.patreon.com/doctorprometheuspod 
    Episode Transcripts and Bibliographies: https://monash.academia.edu/JoshuaBulleid/Podcasts  
    Contact: unseenacademicalspod@gmail.com  
    Alice's other podcast, Of the Devil's Party: https://ofthedevilsparty.sounder.fm/
    A Doctor Prometheus podcast. 

    • 31 min
    5B – Lords and Ladies - Part 2

    5B – Lords and Ladies - Part 2

    Our second part on Lords and Ladies, exploring evolving literary and cultural representations of elves and fairies through the works of William Shakespeare, J. R. R. Tolkien, T. H. White, Lord Dunsany, Rudyard Kipling and more!
    Referenced transcripts: independentresearcher.academia.edu/JoshuaBulleid/Podcasts  
    Contact: unseenacademicalspod@gmail.com 
    Alice's other podcast, Of the Devil's Party: https://ofthedevilsparty.sounder.fm/ 
    Support: patreon.com/doctorprometheuspod  

    • 1 hr 28 min
    5A – Lords and Ladies - Part 1

    5A – Lords and Ladies - Part 1

    The first of two episodes on Lords and Ladies (1992), covering quantum continuities, simulacra warrior queens, performative dressing, glamour, the ethics of borrowing, vegetarianism, pagan landmarks, horny gods and more!
    Referenced transcripts: independentresearcher.academia.edu/JoshuaBulleid/Podcasts  
    Contact: unseenacademicalspod@gmail.com 
    Alice's other podcast, Of the Devil's Party: https://ofthedevilsparty.sounder.fm/ 
    Support: patreon.com/doctorprometheuspod  

    • 1 hr 26 min
    4C – Witches Abroad - Part 3

    4C – Witches Abroad - Part 3

    We wrap up our extended coverage of witches abroad with an examination of mirrors in feminist literature and fairytale revisions, the origins of Lilith, the history of farts, Granny's cultural chauvinism, Mrs Gogol, carnival and the power of parody in combating postmodern pastiche.

    • 1 hr 29 min

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