Z e t e o
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Writing

The Groups We Belong To   By Walter Cummins   Review of The Big Picture: America in Panorama, from the collection of Josh Sapan (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2013) {Click for pdf wherein, inter alia, the pictures are larger}   The Big Picture: America in Panorama celebrates both the possibilities of the panoramic camera […]

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Click for PDF. Illness, Identity, and the Redefinition of Self through Narrative My Experience with Guillain-Barré Syndrome By Adrian Wittenberg Adrian Wittenberg holds an M.A. in humanities and currently resides in San Francisco, California.   Introduction The mind and body are linked in an individual’s self-identity. A disease—an abnormal biological condition—thus leads to illness, “[the] […]

Notes after seeing Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt (and doing a little reading) Version 2.0: As revised 27 June 2013 Taking clues from Hannah Arendt (2013), directed by Margarethe von Trotta; screenplay by Pam Katz and von Trotta; cinematographer Caroline Champetier; Barbara Sukowa in the title role. [Click for pdf] By William Eaton   (1) […]

Click here for downloadable PDF. Oil Paintings of Word Paintings of Nature’s Paintings Gauguin’s Early Tahitian Canvases and Pierre Loti’s Le Mariage de Loti (The Marriage of Loti) By Richard M. Berrong Richard M. Berrong is a professor of French and director of the Master of Liberal Studies program at Kent State University.    Art […]

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For Love of Portnoy Developing a Jewish identity in Philip Roth’s America By Daniel Taub Much of the essay is devoted to investigating the role Roth’s novel played in the conflict between American Jews who criticized their culture and those who declared such criticism to be nothing more than internalized anti-Semitism. While I also will […]


“Next Time, the Fire in Giovanni’s Room” The Critical Reception of James Baldwin’s Second Novel in the Black Press” By Rachel Corbman [Click for article: pdf] A close reading of articles printed in a range of black newspapers and magazines. Aim: to bring into sharper focus the ways in which a unique cluster of sociopolitical […]

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Revisiting this Proverbial Question of Equal Opportunity Review of No Citizen Left Behind by Meira Levinson (Harvard University Press, 2012) {click for pdf} By Moorel Bey And what I believe unites the people of this nation, regardless of race or region or party, young or old, rich or poor, is the simple, profound belief in opportunity […]

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Scent and Subversion By Jeffrey M. Barnes Review of Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume by Barbara Herman (Lyons Press 2013) [click for pdf]   The paradox and beauty of perfume is that it operates on multiple levels: the rational and the irrational; the visceral, the cognitive and the aesthetic. Perfume’s power is […]

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Click for PDF. Wouldn’t You Like to Know? Reading Queer Theory in Pop TV By Mitch Kellaway Mitch Kellaway is a freelance writer, editor, and independent scholar in queer and transgender studies. He holds a degree in gender studies from Harvard University and has been co-editing Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & […]

Photo 317. Sarah Hine’s caption: “Wylie Mill, Chester S.C. Boy with calf is Pimento Benson. Raising it for beef. Has worked in mill 2 years. Mr. Benson said, “Just as soon as the boys get old enough to handle a plow, we go straight back to the farm. Factory is no place for boys.” Next to Pimento is Ray Benson. Helper in the mill. Next, Clarence Rust, works in the mill.”

Click for pdf.   History, Method, and Representation Photo-Elicitation and Lewis Hine’s Photographs of Child Labor in Chester County, South Carolina   By James L. Hughes   James L. Hughes is a documentary filmmaker, instructor in American Studies and an academic advisor in Political Science at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.   Whatever violence may […]

Click for PDF. Consent and Money A dialogue on the ethical dilemmas in the reporting and writing of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Sue Ellen Christian and Ann Miles Sue Ellen Christian is an associate professor of journalism at Western Michigan University. Her book, Overcoming Bias: A Journalist’s Guide to Culture and Context […]


Click for PDF. Educating the Young Wizard  J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, and Xenophilius Lovegood By Katie Eller Katie Eller is a Curriculum Support Instructor in the Randolph County Schools of North Carolina and a graduate student in Duke University’s Master of Liberal Studies program.   Given how many children have read and re-read the Harry […]

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Click for PDF. Science B By William Eaton William Eaton is the Executive Editor of Zeteo; his explorations appear almost weekly at Montaigbakhtinian.com. Let us begin gently, with, before theory, anecdote. After playing his violin for a range of non-human creatures, Michel-Paul-Guy de Chabanon, an eighteenth-century musician and philosopher, concluded that spiders are pleased by […]


Poetry as Conversation By William Eaton [Click for pdf] Discussion, orchestrated by William Eaton, of Haikus du temps présent by Mayuzumi Madoka, translated into French by Corinne Atlan (Philippe Picquier, 2012).[1]   In a museum gift shop I came across a book of translations, Haiku Love, credited to Alan Cummings of the School of Oriental […]