Hosts & Guests
Scholar in fantasy literature, theology, gender, and sexuality
(she/they) A queer Tolkien scholar and Zelda nerd interested in adaptation, audience reception, and biography.
(she/her) An acquirer of books, a queer-rights activist, serves as as the Subscriptions Steward of the Mythopoeic Society, and is a Professional Nerd (okay, technically it’s an unpaid internship).
(she/her) Just another weird Tolkien geek living in the Grey Havens (also known as Seattle WA) with two rabbits and far too few books.
About This Episode
We’re back for our first episode of 2023! Leah, Grace, and Alicia welcome on new friend-of-the-podcast Taylor Driggers, author of ‘Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature: Fantastic Incarnations and the Deconstruction of Theology’, to discuss the intersections between faith, fantasy, and queerness. Get ready for discussion of the history of queerness and the influence of christianity upon it, queer readings of Tolkien, and some recommendations for new queer fantasy.
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