Waywords Podcast

Waywords Podcast

Join me, Steve Chisnell, as we find and lose meaning across modern and classic tales, through ancient and distant verse, atop everything in our many cultures which might be read. A great podcast for teachers, students, and lovers of reading!

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July 12, 2022 11 min
An introduction or review to the concept of irony in literature, helpful to those who want to better understand the "twist" ending to the story.
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A reading of the short story in anticipation of our first full episode on the Kate Chopin short. story. “There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully.”
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January 15, 2022 24 min
Carol Pearson's work following Carl Jung offers us a way to transform our understanding of our own lives, and also how we read the narratives we have so long been taught. I review her strategies for using the archetypes and review her online assessment tool, the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator.
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A reading of "Clarimonde," an appropriately creepy story befitting the tradition of Winter Solstice ghost stories. This story in French is titled "La Morte Amoureuse."
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December 11, 2021 23 min
Are writers responsible or accountable for what they write? What about readers for what we interpret? How a writer's use of narration can create irony.
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How do digital art experiences change our reading of original works? Should they be considered a new genre to read?
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November 26, 2021 14 min
Why do we defend a canonical "original?" Where does such an idea come from? We discuss what we mean to place a text with authority and visit The Lord of the Rings and "Fur Elise" along the way.
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How does one read a story which creates its own rules? What else should we ever do? A sociological look at Adichie's intersectionality.
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 A discussion of our urge to simplify our thinking and reading, including its impact of misinterpretation and loss of compassion.
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How do we determine the meaning of a work which has no author? And what responsibility is there in authoring our own interpretation? We examine the potential meanings of this poem, dig at length into the different ideas of medieval authorship, and find we may have not have wandered yet that far, at all.
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October 29, 2021 23 min
 A discussion of the Intentional Fallacy in determining meaning. Are the early theorists right that all of the meaning is in the text alone? Is the author irrelevant? What does that mean for me as a reader? 
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WayPoint: A reading of Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market." wondering how her work might respond to Chopin, how she anticipates the role of author and reader.
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Where do we place the tragedy in Kate Chopin's short story? Is it in the protagonist's failure to escape or her failure to believe she can?
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August 11, 2021 55 sec
Join me, Steve Chisnell, as we find and lose meaning across modern and classic tales, through ancient and distant verse, atop everything in our many cultures which might be read.
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