Today we’re talking about beloved American author Louisa May Alcott, best known as the author of Little Women. Joining me to discuss Alcott’s life and career is Dr. Alice Rutkowski, Chair and Associate Professor of English at SUNY Geneseo.
Our discussion today will look at Alcott’s life through a queer, trans lens, which Alice has written about in academic articles.
Learn more about Alice and her work at geneseo.edu/english/rutkowski
This is Peyton Thomas’s NYT article on this topic, as mentioned by Alice in the podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/24/opinion/did-the-mother-of-young-adult-literature-identify-as-a-man.html
Listen to the queer Little Women podcast Jo’s Boys here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2uY5Gp38XQYColfh5VHrOw
And buy a copy of my friend Amanda Sellet’s retelling Belittled Women at this link: https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9780358567356
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