In collaboration with Siobhan McMenemy, Senior Editor at Wilfrid Laurier University Press, I am seeking to develop new methods for the peer-review of podcasts as a form of new media scholarship. I have presented in a variety of venues on podcasting as public pedagogy and on the intersections between criticism and fandom. For more on my podcasting work, see media.
Secret Feminist Agenda is a weekly podcast about the insidious, nefarious, insurgent, and mundane ways we enact our feminism in our daily lives. Guests have included academic and public intellectual Lucia Lorenzi, authors Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman, and award-winning poet Adèle Barclay.
Witch, Please is a fortnightly podcast I make with Marcelle Kosman (U Alberta). A feminist rereading of the Harry Potter series, the podcast takes up Rowling’s novels, the film adaptations, and the larger world of fandom and media expansion. Witch, Please has led to invited talks at the University of Calgary, Tufts University, Concordia University, and the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Co-edited with Marcelle Kosman and Clare Mulcahy (U Alberta), this forthcoming special issue of open-access feminist journal Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice addresses the intersections of feminist politics and digital publics in the contemporary world. Featuring interviews with activists and public intellectuals as well as contributions from an interdisciplinary range of feminist scholars, the special issue promises to make a valuable contribution to urgent conversations about how we might work resistantly within and against digital media to create publics of our own.
An extension of my SSHRC-funded postdoctoral research, Modern Magazines Project Canada bridges the areas of periodical studies, middlebrow studies, Canadian literature, and digital humanities. In partnership with the University of Alberta Libraries and the Manitoba Legislative Library, it has facilitated the digitization of The Western Home Monthly, a household magazine printed out of Winnipeg between 1899 and 1932, while also examining the early twentieth century middlebrow magazine as a print culture form that challenges familiar narratives of authorship, nationality, genre, literary quality, and medium. It has thus far produced two events and two journal special issues.