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Posts Tagged: feminism

Scrutinizing the Ties That Bind: Melissa Febos’s Girlhood

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By the end of the collection, Febos has managed to rewrite or erase entirely many parts of the patriarchal script that held her bound.

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Subverting the Wild West: A Conversation with Anna North

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Anna North discusses her new novel, OUTLAWED.

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The Reconstruction of Derrida: Peter Salmon’s An Event, Perhaps

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The key insight is that names, and indeed all boundaries, involve a hierarchy.

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Work Isn’t All Hardship: Talking with Kikuko Tsumura

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Kikuko Tsumura discusses her newly translated novel, THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS AN EASY JOB.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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Claiming Our Untold Stories: Talking with Gina Frangello

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Gina Frangello discusses her debut memoir, BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN.

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Reimagining the Whole Damn World: A Conversation with Sonora Jha

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Sonora Jha discusses her new book, HOW TO RAISE A FEMINIST SON.

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Language Is the Spell: Kathryn Nuernberger’s The Witch of Eye

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A compendium of pungent and poignant biographical narratives of numerous so-called witches, The Witch of Eye is difficult to put down.

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Everything Must Change: A Conversation with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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Not Looking Away: The State She’s In by Lesley Wheeler

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But look at this poet-speaker speaking the unspeakable!

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Janice P. Nimura

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Janice P. Nimura discusses her new book, THE DOCTORS BLACKWELL.

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A Different Kind of Butterfly Effect: Frances Cha’s If I Had Your Face

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[Y]ou can’t grow up in a cultural milieu and be immune to what it loves.

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Freedom Knows Who We Are: Talking with Kelly Harris-DeBerry

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Kelly Harris-DeBerry discusses her debut poetry collection, FREEDOM KNOWS MY NAME.

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The Complex Disability Representation We Need: Rebekah Taussig’s Sitting Pretty

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What Taussig does, then, is ground these ideas in reality through her own lived experiences.

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Spotlight: The Rumpus Review of John Stanley’s Little Lulu

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For the longest time, John Stanley’s Little Lulu was one of the best kept secrets in comics.

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Holding Uncertainty: Talking with Teresa Carmody

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Teresa Carmody discusses her debut novel, THE RECONCEPTION OF MARIE.

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The Rumpus Mini-interview Project: Andrea Bartz

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“And as those masks fall away, we get down to the shame and envy underneath.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Sarah M. Sala

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“A poem is like a vision test—its vision is either clear or it’s not.”

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Re-Contextualizing Dolly Parton in Her Full Glory: Talking with Sarah Smarsh

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Sarah Smarsh discusses her new book, SHE COME BY IT NATURAL.

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A Photographer’s Wife

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It’s hard to see what isn’t there.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Neither Wicked Witch nor Fairy Godmother”

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[W]hat was going wrong? Why were our stories not being written or published?

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Telling Our Own Stories: A Conversation with Kate Reed Petty

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Kate Reed Petty discusses her debut novel, TRUE STORY.

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Quiet, Radical Defiance: The Equivalents by Maggie Doherty

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Education, work, study: these were not simply a means to an end.

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Let Our Rage Become a Storm: Kelly Grace Thomas’s Boat Burned

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In this collection, women are “vesseled,” carrying the burdens of our culture.

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That Constant Movement: A Conversation with Luis Othoniel Rosa

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Luis Othoniel Rosa discusses his novel, DOWN WITH GARGAMEL!.

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Losing the World

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When we begin life, language is play.

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