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Episode 175 – Eclipse

The Twilight saga continues in Eclipse, which manages to be both the best and worst book in the series so far.

The Twilight saga continues in Eclipse, which manages to be both the best and worst book in the series so far. We’re talking about racism, misogyny, and classism, as well as how Stephanie Meyers’s take on vampires differs from most others—hint, it’s not the sparkles.

Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:

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The Romanticizing of Domestic Violence in Literature by the Domestic Violence Services Network

Meet the Cullens: Family, Romance and Female Agency in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight by Kirsten Stevens

My Vampire Boyfriend: Postfeminism, “Perfect” Masculinity, and the Contemporary Appeal of Paranormal Romance by Ananya Mukherjea

Denial and Salvation: The Twilight Saga and Heteronormative Patriarchy by Ashley Donnelly

Team Bella: Fans Navigating Desire, Security, and Feminism by Ananya Mukherjea

“Twilight” Has Created a New YA Genre: Abstinence Porn by Christine Seifert

Mainstream monsters : the otherness of humans in Twilight, the Vampire Diaries and True Blood by Mark Ryan

Twilight’s Heteronormative Reversal of the Monstrous: Utopia and the Gothic Design by Kelly Budruweit

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