5 November 2021
Episode 2+ BONUS - Fowles in the Frith
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.
Foweles in the frith,
The fisses in the flod,
And I mon waxe wod.
Sulch sorw I walke with
For beste of bon and blod.
Complete Resources: https://waywordsstudio.com/project/anonymous-fowls-in-the-frith/
00:00:00 Ch1 - Intro
00:03:00 Ch2 - The Challenge of the Text
00:05:10 Ch3 - A Close Reading
00:10:19 Ch4 - Some Ways to Meaning
00:18:31 Ch5 - Essence of the Short Poem - Emily Dickinson
00:21:51 Ch6 - Medieval Songs and Philosophy
00:30:42 Ch7 - A History of Authorship
00:40:23 Ch8 - 99% Perspiration
00:43:09 **Ch9 - Related Works
00:44:55 **Ch10 - Who’s Your Daddy?
00:46:37 **Ch11 - Authorship and Ego
00:49:07 **Ch12 - Poetry Challenges the Sacred
00:52:57 Ch13 - Romantic Ego, Disintegration, and the Book
01:00:28 **Ch14 - Authors Absent and Present
01:02:31 Ch15 - BeFowling the Canon means "center," and a literary canon is a set of works... More
01:06:25 Ch16 - Reason in the Frith
01:10:52 Ch 17 - Outro
**Added segment for the Bonus episode
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Chapter headings by Natalie Harrison and Sarah Skaleski
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Chisnell, Steve. “Anonymous: Fowles in the Frith.’” Waywords Studio, 5 Nov. 2021, https://waywordsstudio.com/project/anonymous-fowls-in-the-frith/.