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The Curse of Problematic Authors: The Mists of Avalon

April 19, 2021 Jennifer Fain and Paige Downey Season 3 Episode 8
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The Curse of Problematic Authors: The Mists of Avalon
Chapters
5:33
Mythology: Arthurian Legend
14:18
Paige Presents Fun with Comics
20:15
Summary: The Mists of Avalon
49:00
Creative's Corner
52:45
Discussion
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The Curse of Problematic Authors: The Mists of Avalon
Apr 19, 2021 Season 3 Episode 8
Jennifer Fain and Paige Downey

For this episode, Paige chose a classic feminist retelling of King Arthur: The Mists of Avalon. However, on closer inspection of the author we found some information that casts the novel in a very different light.

Mythology & Folklore: the legend of King Arthur

Resources Paige used for the folklore surrounding King Arthur:

Paige Presents Fun with Comics: This week Jennifer talked about one of her new favorite Webtoons: The Strongest Florist.

The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • To learn more about the author, check out her Wikipedia page.
  • To learn more about the book, check out the Wikipedia page. For reasons mentioned in the episode, we do not feel it is appropriate to profit off sales of Bradley’s work, and therefore you will not find this book on our Bookshop site as usual.

Creative’s Corner: Jennifer presents the Spooky Science Sisters! An awesome podcast debunking some supernatural stuff with science. They create amazing and entertaining social media content as well. You can find them on Instagram (and other social media) and you can listen to the pod almost anywhere podcasts live.

Discussion Questions

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For this episode, Paige chose a classic feminist retelling of King Arthur: The Mists of Avalon. However, on closer inspection of the author we found some information that casts the novel in a very different light.

Mythology & Folklore: the legend of King Arthur

Resources Paige used for the folklore surrounding King Arthur:

Paige Presents Fun with Comics: This week Jennifer talked about one of her new favorite Webtoons: The Strongest Florist.

The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • To learn more about the author, check out her Wikipedia page.
  • To learn more about the book, check out the Wikipedia page. For reasons mentioned in the episode, we do not feel it is appropriate to profit off sales of Bradley’s work, and therefore you will not find this book on our Bookshop site as usual.

Creative’s Corner: Jennifer presents the Spooky Science Sisters! An awesome podcast debunking some supernatural stuff with science. They create amazing and entertaining social media content as well. You can find them on Instagram (and other social media) and you can listen to the pod almost anywhere podcasts live.

Discussion Questions

Support the Pod

  • Find us on Instagram
  • Find us on Twitter
  • Don’t forget to leave us a review if you are enjoying the pod.
  • If you are interested in being on the show, check out the Book Elder tier on our Patreon

*Some of the links above are affiliate links and we will receive commission from any purchases made through them*



Support the show (https://patreon.com/BigBookEnergy)

Mythology: Arthurian Legend
Paige Presents Fun with Comics
Summary: The Mists of Avalon
Creative's Corner
Discussion