Angela Carter on Deviant Women Podcast

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Natalie Wood by Ralph Crane for Life Magazine, 1956

Angela Carter was recently the topic of a podcast by Deviant Women. The latter, run by duo Alicia and Lauren, is a fortnightly podcast which discusses “a different ‘deviant’ woman from history, fiction, mythology and the contemporary world: those who aren’t afraid to break the rules, to subvert the system, to explore, to seek and to challenge the status quo.”

In the course of their conversation, the pair discuss a number of topics including Carter’s rewriting of traditional fairy tales, her radical feminism that challenged more mainstream versions of the movement, and insights into her life garnered from the recent biography by Edmund Gordon. One of the strengths of the discussion is that it does not shy away from the contradictions within Carter’s writings and ideas. Indeed, Alicia and Lauren support the notion that Carter’s work can be interpreted from a variety of perspectives so that, for example, it is possible to see her work as both feminist and anti- or non-feminist. To listen to this fascinating and entertaining conversation, click on the link below or head over to the Deviant Women webpage here.


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