Culture · Features

In Conversation with… Gráinne Humphreys

Dublin-born Gráinne Humphreys has been the Festival Director of the Dublin International Film Festival since 2007. Starting initially as a festival volunteer, she has been working in film programming for over twenty years. As the 15th Annual Dublin International Film Festival draws to a close this Sunday, we speak to Gráinne about her career as… Continue reading In Conversation with… Gráinne Humphreys

Culture · Perspectives

Podcast: Young Adult Dystopias

In our third episode, we discuss young adult dystopian novels and their recent rise in popular culture. We look at these novels and their cinematic counterparts in terms of their impact on society, considering their frequent use of a female lead character, particularly in comparison to older, male-led dystopias. The books discussed in this podcast… Continue reading Podcast: Young Adult Dystopias

Culture · Perspectives

Podcast: Moana, A New Hero for Representation?

In this podcast, we discuss Disney’s latest movie, Moana. We speak about the representation of Polynesian culture and discuss the movie within the context of Disney in general. You can follow the podcast on iTunes or stitcher. Links: The Guardian – Review Vanity Fair – Oceanic Trust Slate – Polynesian Myths CBC – Review Islands – Polynesian Islands NPR –… Continue reading Podcast: Moana, A New Hero for Representation?

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Podcast: Introduction to Spectra and Feminism

In our introductory podcast, Amanda, Adiba, Katia, Charlot, and Ciannait discuss how they started Spectra, and their hopes for it. They also discuss feminism in general, and how it has affected their life. You can follow the podcast on itunes or stitcher. Links Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TedTalk and her book. photo credit: Johnny Silvercloud Fearing Diversity via… Continue reading Podcast: Introduction to Spectra and Feminism

Feminism is... · Perspectives

What is Feminism and What Does it Mean to You?

Charlot’s Perspective It would be wrong to assume that there is only one definition of Feminism. I don’t think I have the right to define that word on behalf of everyone else. But I can speak for myself. At least for me, it’s a word that has changed its meaning countless times, and still is… Continue reading What is Feminism and What Does it Mean to You?