Listen to Janine Engelbrecht's session at the 2021 IDIC Podcast festival, hosted by Women at Warp, 17th-18th July 2021. Janine discusses Michael Burnham, from Star Trek: Discovery, and carries out an intersectional analysis of her.
In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht chats about the kick-ass movie, Gunpowder Milkshake, and some feminist themes that the movie explores. These include women reading, women fighting, motherhood and sapphic undertones.
In this special episode, Janine Engelbrecht discusses the new Black Widow movie, and how the Black Widow is represented as the savior of women. Janine explores topics such as the control of the female body, motherhood and representation.
In this episode, Janine chats about Dana Scully from The X-Files. She explores Scully's significance for women in STEM, by looking at Scully as a scientist, a mother, a working woman, and an early liberal feminist.
In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht chats about two female cyborgs from the Terminator franchise: the T-X and Grace. Janine explains how the T-X is the ideal postfeminist character, and in what ways Grace is different from the T-X.
In this episode Janine met up with her friend in academia, Courtney, once more to discuss the 2021 Cruella film. We chat about Cruella, the Baroness, Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, the female grotesque and cross-dressing!
In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht discusses one of her favorite Star Trek: Voyager episodes, Bride of Chaotica! Janine applies a femme fatale reading to the episode, and explains all the ways in which Queen Arachina is a femme fatale.
In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht talks about the infamous Borg Queen from Star Trek. Janine explores how the Queen is empowering for women, how she is problematic, how she embodies the idea of monstrous femininity, and how she embraces disembodiment.
In this episode, Janine talks about the changes made in the 2017 Ghost in the Shell movie, starring Scarlett Johannson. Janine talks about The Major's revised physical representation, and her new narrative.