The Waywords Podcast

Wanderings on Language and Literature

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!

Season 1 Titles & Resources

Chimamanda Adichie

“Tomorrow is Too Far”

3

Vincent Van Gogh

Virtual Exhibitions

4

 

Andrew Marvell

 

“To His Coy Mistress”

5

 

Michel de Montaigne

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6

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7

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Kate Chopin

“The Story of an Hour”

1

Medieval Poetry

“Fowles in the Frith”

2

Earlier Episodes

Anonymous – “Fowles in the Frith” – Episode 2
Anonymous – “Fowles in the Frith” – Episode 2

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.

Anonymous – “Fowles in the Frith” – Episode 2
Anonymous – “Fowles in the Frith” – Episode 2+ Bonus

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.

Intentional Fowls and Fallacies
Intentional Fowls and Fallacies

 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? 

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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