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Mismatched Texts

Nov 11, 2021

Wherein Andy and Justice rely on the work of Paula Gunn Allen and Katja Kanzler in their discussion of First Nations narratives and representation. From the seminal work of Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony, to the compromised and problematic depiction of Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager, we explore the authentic...

Oct 13, 2021

Wherein Justice and Andy uplift the conversation on animal and non-human sentience. We telescope our conversation through Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Time and Arthur P. Jacobs' Planet of the Apes franchise. Kathy Rudy's "Where the Wild Things Ought to Be" and the work of Arik Kershenbaum and Peter Singer assist us...

Apr 18, 2021

Wherein Andy and Justice revisit those books they find impossible to revisit. What is it about the texts that we enjoyed in our adolescence that cannot translate into enjoyment as adults? They haven't changed, so it must be us! Remember bookmobiles and the huge erasers for pencils? Those were cool.

Feb 13, 2021

Wherein Justice and Andy explore the worst entry in the Star Trek oeuvre, Star Trek: Insurrection, and China MiƩville's novel The Scar. Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer provides the theoretical foundations in this discussion that ranges from migration and displacement and tyrannical despotism to whales, Riker's...

Feb 13, 2021

Wherein Justice and Andy discuss the format and goals of the Mismatched Texts podcast.