Episode 143 – The Chronicles of Chrestomanci Part 1

Missy has lucked out once again, as Fake Geek Girls is taking a look at one of her favorite childhood book series: Diana Wynne Jones’ Chronicles of Chrestomanci! We’re talking about Michel Foucault’s concept of heterotopia, multiverses, orientalism, and why children’s literature is good, actually.

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

“Why don’t you be a tiger?”: The Performative, Transformative, and Creative Power of the Word in the Universes of Diana Wynne Jones by Debbie Gascoyne

Devils, Demons, Familiars, Friends: Toward a Semiotics of Literary Cats by Maria Nikolajeva

Moving Between Worlds: Foreignness in Diana Wynne Jones’ Multiverse by Gabriela Steinke

The Physics of Responsibility: Alternate Worlds and Adolescent Choices by Molly Brown

Diana Wynne Jones : The Fantastic Tradition and Children’s Literature by Farah Mendlesohn

On Fairy-Stories by J. R. R. Tolkien

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