We have returned and are ready to kick-off 2018!
This year we’d like to welcome the addition of author and editor of Sky Forest Press, Carrie Gessner. We’re excited to read her take on how modern fiction depicts women in historical and historically inspired settings. She brings her experience as an editor of a small press that features stories with female protagonists. In addition, she is an author of epic and contemporary fantasy novels, bringing a modern perspective to Unbound.
E.J. and K.P. are still kickin’ it, and looking forward to gabbing about what we love — history, literature, culture and how us gals are movers and shakers in it all.
Come for the history, literature and analysis. Stay for the vodka.
See you on the blog side!
Theme: Form and Shapeshifting
“I fear Macha, Babd, and Neiman, the three forms of the Morrigan, the goddess of war, of death and slaughter, and most of all, her blood-drinking raven form.” ~The Children of Lir
March 4: “The Morrigan and the Illusion of Identity” E.J. Lawrence
March 12: “Daphne’s Laurel Tree and the Me Too Movement” K.P. Kulski
March 19: “Metis: Mother of Wisdom” Meagan Logsdon
March 26: “The Shapeshifting Power of Superheroes” Carrie Gessner
Theme: Motherhood and Childbearing
“Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail our life our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.”~ Salve Regina (Roman Catholic Marian Prayer)
April 16: “Motherhood as Power: The Importance of Children to Viking Age Queens” Carrie Gessner
April 23: “Under Tawaret’s Protection: Childbirth in Ancient Egypt” Jennifer Della’Zanna
April 30: “Of Hope and Expectation” E.J. Lawrence
Theme: Women Who Murder
“And if these ornaments she take and put them on, miserably shall she die, and likewise everyone who touches her; with such fell poisons will I smear my gifts. And here I quit this theme; but I shudder at the deed I must do next; for I will slay the children I have borne; there is none shall take them from my toils; and when I have utterly confounded Jason’s house I will leave the land…” ~Medea, Euripedes
May 7: “Blood Monster: When the Serial Killer is a Woman” K.P. Kulski
May 14: “Medea: The Power of Progeneration” Ava de Cenizas
May 21: “Women’s Weapon, Women’s Work: The Oracle Glass and the Affair of the Poisons” Carrie Gessner
May 28: “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Deceived: Clytemnestra’s Revenge” E.J. Lawrence