Fake Geek Girls

Period Pieces

Melissa Brinks published on
We’re back with episode 32, discussing historical fiction, period pieces, and Hamilton. What responsibilities do writers of historical fiction have? What’s so appealing about looking into the past? How important is realism when looking at historical fiction? All these things and a passionate discussion about how great Hamilton is - what more could you want?

What Missy’s Been Up To:

  • The Martian
  • Jessica Jones

  • Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughan
  • Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

    Listening To:
  • Hamilton

  • Undertale

    What Merri’s Been Up To:

  • Star Wars: Rebels
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars Season 3

  • Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

    Listening To:
  • Hamilton

    Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

  • Daily Show Clip about #OscarsSoWhite
  • Dude Watchin’ With the Brontës by Kate Beaton
  • Jane Austen Comics by Kate Beaton
  • More Jane Austen comics by Kate Beaton
  • “Enter Ye Myne Mystic World of Gayng-Raype: What the “R” Stands for in “George R.R. Martin” by Sady Doyle
  • "Texas Mother Teaches Textbook Company a Lesson on Accuracy” by Manny Fernandez and Christine Hauser
  • "George Washington slave book pulled after criticism”
  • "Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That.” by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Women Warriors from 3500 BC to the 20th Century
  • "Look– Jane Austen included characters of color. Stop citing 'historical accuracy' with an all white cast.” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Medieval POC
  • "Race, Immigration, and Hamilton: The Relevance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s New Musical” by Kendra James
  • " The South still lies about the Civil War” by Tracy Thompson
  • Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast - Episodes on Women in History
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