December 3, 2012—The Fembot Collective today launched its new monthly podcast interview, Books Aren’t Dead (BAD). BAD is Fembot’s series of monthly interviews with feminist authors of recent books on media, science, and technology. Fembot’s first BAD podcast is with Joan Haran (Cardiff University) who interviews Sarah Kember (Goldsmiths, University of London) on her latest book, The Optical Effects of Lightning.
The interview can be found on Fembot’s website (http://fembotcollective.org/blog/2012/12/01/books-arent-dead-the-optical-effects-of-lightning/) and the podcast (as well as the transcript) will be available for download in the near future. For those who are interested in participating on the ongoing BAD project please contact the BAD editor, Hye Jin Lee (hye-jin-lee(at)uiowa.edu), or CSWS director Carol Stabile (cstabile(at)uoregon.edu).
About The Optical Effects of Lightning (from the back cover)
The Optical Effects of Lightning is a high-concept psychological thriller combining gothic traditions with modern science. In the unusual case of a missing person, a classic tale of vengeance and obsession unfolds. It has the feel of truth, but the resonance of a mad and desperate endeavour. In thrall to the transformative power of lightning, this quest, which comes to us in the form of a meticulously ordered case file, questions the divide between magic and reason, monstrosity and humanity.