Wanderings on Literature and Language
“Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.”
Martin Heidegger, “Poetry, Language, Thought”
Waywords produces a web of programs and media designed to improve our thinking in democratic action, in critical literacy, in global understanding. We provoke, inspire, and wrestle with the ambiguities and richness of human thinking, from times modern to ancient.
While offering serious educational support for those who want it, Waywords entertains and engages with surprising takes on a wide range of global topics, from Western social trends to modern mythological thinking.
The Waywords podcast and blog explore the workings of global literatures, language, and mythology through a social-epistemic rhetoric.
Original prose includes short fiction, work from the ImageMaker cosmogony, the Sam & Nadi English learners series, and audio drama.
Programs to support students in lifelong literacy training, Advanced Placement® Literature, IB® Theory of Knowledge, philosophy, and English language learning.
Waypoint – “The Doll” by Daphne du Maurier
A Winter Solstice tale of a peculiar kind of terror, this story was recently discovered (2011) among a collection of du Maurier’s works completed around the age of 21. This story has mature themes.
Visual Album: Creative Reading Vol 1
The first visual album from Waywords is built upon the concept of “creative reading,” forming a phenomenological response to three different texts (essay, fiction, or poetry) around a provided term.
And he could not, then, blame himself too much at redressing some of that grievance now. A little balance in the world, please.
13 Days of Halloween – 2022
13 Days – 26 Reviews – 1 new story!
Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” – Part 2
We accuse Marvell of verbal assault and find that he was hardly alone.
Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” – Part 1
What do we do with–how do we read–can we make us of–a classic and famous metaphysical poem which is also misogynistic?
Waywords Podcast Update – Sept 30
The Waywords Podcast is back with new episodes beginning next week!
After all, why would I risk staining that beauty with a coffee ring? Why place stress upon that carefully sewn binding? If I wanted to actually read the book, well, I have a chewed and annotation-scarred used paperback of it.
Happy Bloomsday 2022! Celebrate by sampling Waywords sounds: a bit of Joyce’s ‘Finnegans Wake’ produced for the Waywords and Meansigns project.
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