The Waywords Podcast

Wanderings on Language and Literature

Irony and Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”

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.

Reading of Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”

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.”

Pearson’s Archetypes

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.

Season 1 Titles & Resources

Chimamanda Adichie

“Tomorrow is Too Far”

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Vincent Van Gogh

Virtual Exhibitions

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Andrew Marvell

 

“To His Coy Mistress”

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Michel de Montaigne

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Kate Chopin

“The Story of an Hour”

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Medieval Poetry

“Fowles in the Frith”

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Earlier Episodes

Irony and Narrative Distance
Irony and Narrative Distance

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.

The Original
The Original

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.

Season One Reads

What are we looking at for the premiere season of The Waywords Podcast? Read with us!

  • Chopin, Kate - “The Story of an Hour”
  • Anonymous - “Fowles in the Frith”
  • Adichie, Chimimanda - “Tomorrow is Too Far”
  • Van Gogh, Vincent - Immersive Exhibitions
  • Marvell, Andrew - “To His Coy Mistress”
  • Michel de Montaigne - tba
  • One Thousand and One Nights - “tba”
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