Free Shipping on Orders of $40 or More
A Sentimental Education

A Sentimental Education

by Hannah McGregor
A Sentimental Education

A Sentimental Education

by Hannah McGregor

Paperback

$22.99
Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on September 20, 2022

Overview

How do you tell the story of a feminist education, when the work of feminism can never be perfected or completed? In A Sentimental Education, Hannah McGregor, the podcaster behind Witch, Please and Secret Feminist Agenda, explores what podcasting has taught her about doing feminist scholarship not as a methodology but as a way of life.

Moving between memoir and theory, these essays consider the collective practices of feminist meaning-making in activities as varied as reading, critique, podcasting, and even mourning. In part this book is a memoir of one person’s education as a reader and a thinker, and in part it is an analysis of some of the genres and aesthetic modes that have been sites of feminist meaning-making: the sentimental, the personal, the banal, and the relatable. Above all, it is a meditation on what it means to care deeply and to know that caring is both necessary and utterly insufficient.

In the tradition of feminist autotheory, this collection works outward from the specificity of McGregor’s embodied experience – as a white settler, a fat femme, and a motherless daughter. In so doing, it invites readers to reconsider the culture, media, political structures, and lived experiences that inform how we move through the world separately and together.



Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771125574
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date: 09/20/2022
Pages: 142
Sales rank: 267,011
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University. She is the host of the podcasts Secret Feminist Agenda and The SpokenWeb Podcast, and co-host of Witch, Please, a feminist podcast about the Harry Potter world. She also co-edited the book Refuse: CanLit in Ruins (Book*hug 2018).

Table of Contents

Preface
Territory Acknowledgement
A Sentimental Education
Caring Ferociously
#Relatable
Words with Friends
Horizons of the Podcastable
Coming Back to Care
Works Cited

Customer Reviews