Femnista: Halloween 2015

The Sacred in the Secular

femnistasmallerIn This Issue:  Maleficent, The Witch (Into the Woods), Gertrude (Hamlet), Morgana (Merlin), Asaj Ventress (Star Wars), Hexenbiests (Grimm), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Catherine de’ Medeci (La Reine Margot), The Wicked Witch of the West (Oz), Ungit (Till We Have Faces).

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CURRENTLY TAKING REQUESTS FOR NEXT YEAR’S TOPICS:  if you have a suggested topic, please leave a comment here or e-mail me at the Femnista e-mail address.

As always, a lot of work goes into each issue and since we don’t have a huge marketing platform, every little bit helps… so if you enjoy our publication, please reblog, share on your blogs, recommend to family and friends, etc. I’m always looking for new writers, so now would be a great time to get involved!

Happy Halloween!

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Femnista Sept / Oct 2015: Magical Realism

The Sacred in the Secular


Inside This Issue: A Snicker of Magic, Teen Wolf, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, The Fisher King, Mithermage, Severus Snape (Harry Potter), Winter’s Tale, Dustfinger (Inkheart), and The Vampire Diaries.

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A FREE product of Charity’s Place. Please read and recommend to your friends. Our next issue features literary and film female villains and will be out on Halloween. Want to contribute? Click here for more info.

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Femnista: The Middle Ages (July / Aug 2015)

The Sacred in the Secular


Femnista: The Middle Ages (July / Aug 2015)

Contents: Tristan & Isolde, Kingdom of Heaven, Joan of Arc, Ivanhoe, A Knight’s Tale, King Arthur, Robin Hood, The Princess Bride.

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I’m always looking for new writers, so contact me if interested.

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General Interest Column: A. W. Strouse on, «How To Be Unprofessional»


How to be Unprofessional

A.W. Strouse

Plenty of empirical evidence demonstrates that humanist doctoral students are utterly screwed:

  • The mean attrition rate in humanities Ph.D. programs is roughly half.
  • Time-to-degree averages about ten years.
  • There are practically no decent jobs for humanities doctorates.

And anecdotal evidence confirms, too, that many graduate students feel tormented by their advisers, tortured by poverty-level stipends, and generally just stressed the hell out.

So, what should we do?

Personally, I see this doomsday scenario as a radical opportunity. In such a dire situation, it would be irrational for me to simply conform to the norms of professionalization in the hopes of winning a tenure-track position. Therefore, I feel liberated. If I have nothing to lose, then I can to take big risks, go for broke, and enjoy my studies.

As I recently argued (in a special issue of Pedagogy[1] dedicated to issues in graduate…

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Femnista: March / April 2015

The Sacred in the Secular


The latest issue of FEMNISTA is out, centering around ancient times. This issue explores Biblical history and figures as well as films set in an earlier time period. Includes: Rahab & Ruth, Pompeii, Jezebel, Gladiator, The Maccabees, Clash of the Titans, Til We Have Faces, Ben-Hur, and a hilarious interaction between Jesus’ disciples.

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I am always looking for contributors, so if you’re interested in writing for the publication, check out our upcoming themes.

BONUS: Charity’s Place should now work on your mobile phone. And some new reviews are up…

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10 Amazing Pictures of Libraries

Interesting Literature

How about some truly amazing pictures of bookshelves? What follows are ten of our favourite photographs of the beautiful interiors of libraries from around the world. These pictures of books and bookshelves are a dream for every bibliophile. What’s more, these images are all in the public domain or labelled for sharing — click on the hyperlink to take you to the source for each picture. You can also enlarge each picture by clicking on it.

IL - library 11. Melk Benedictine Abbey Library, Austria. This library is part of Melk Abbey in Austria. The abbey was founded in 1089, and its library has an extensive collection of manuscripts.

Picture credit: Emgonzalez, Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

IL - library 22. The George Peabody Library, Baltimore, US.
This library is part of Johns Hopkins University at Mount Vernon Place, and is a nineteenth-century institute founded by Peabody as a bequest to the people of Baltimore.

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