Hot and Bothered
On Eyre: Wide Sargasso Sea
When Jean Rhys published Wide Sargasso Sea in 1966, she took on a question we’ve been asking a lot throughout this podcast: what about Bertha?
This episode, we are lucky enough to be joined by Dr. Erica L. Johnson, co-editor of Wide Sargasso Sea at 50 and Jean Rhys: Twenty-First Century Perspectives to discuss the book. From Dr. Johnson, we learn about Rhy’s life, how to categorize and think about her work, and what it shows us about Jane Eyre.
Patreon Sneak Peak: Bonus Interview with Dr. Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre
We're in the middle of a Patreon drive here on Hot and Bothered, trying to increase our membership by 200 patrons. One of the wonderful things you can find on our Patreon is bonus interviews and extended interviews with experts! We're making this conversation with the brilliant Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre public so you get a sense of what that perk sounds like. Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre is a historian of modern Britain, Ireland, and British imperialism at Trinity College. She's the author of the wonderful book Imperial Wine: The British Empire and the Making of Wine's New World.If you're interested in hearing other fun perks like this, head over to our Patreon at: www.patreon.com/hotandbotheredrompod
Live from Pemberley: Endless Ruin (Chapter 47 + 48)
Season 6, Ep. 27
Lizzy and the Gardiners return to Longbourn in Chapters 47 and 48 of Pride and Prejudice. There is no news of Lydia and Wickham yet, but we are reunited with the rest of the Bennets and their theories and stress about the whole situation. Vanessa and Lauren discuss Mr. Bennet’s self-deprecating humor and Mrs. Bennet’s obsession with clothes.Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin joins us at the end of the episode to teach us about age of consent laws in England and the US. Check out her wonderful book, Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and The Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardiner. Our next episode is March 24, covering chapters 49 + 50. ---Don't spend your daughter's dowry, but if you can spare $2/month, we'd love to have your support on Patreon!