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Reading, Looking, Listening, . . . Questioning

Zeteo has always attempted to capture the loving, passionate interests of its writers, opening a space for those who seek to question, reveal, connect, and, above all, explore. This time, however, the engagement seems more visceral—and more collaborative. This fall, our writers see meaning as something jointly constructed rather than found or asserted by a single […]

Click for PDF. Wouldn’t You Like to Know? Reading Queer Theory in Pop TV By Mitch Kellaway   Introduction: Revisiting Xena: Warrior Princess “Are you two . . . lovers?” This question, posed in 2001 in a farcical exposé interview, was directed at the main characters—female fighting duo Xena and Gabrielle—of the long-running action-adventure series […]

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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 […]

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Henrietta Lacks (re The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks)

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 was published in 2012 by Holcomb […]

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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 […]

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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] […]

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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] […]

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July 16, 2018

Thanks a lot, Steve. And, continuing the segue-ing, here's an old (and traditional) Gary Snyder poem I just came across yesterday: Seaman’s Ditty I’m wondering where you are now Married, or mad, or free: Wherever you are you’re likely glad, But memory troubles me. We could’ve had us children, We could’ve had a home— But you thought not, and I thought not, And these nine years we roam. Today I worked in the deep dark tanks, And climbed out to watch the sea: Gulls and salty waves pass by, And mountains of Araby. I’ve travelled the lonely oceans And wandered the...

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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] […]

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July 16, 2018

A very nice piece, William. I am reminded of a Sung Dynasty poem that D.T. Suzuki quotes in one of his books. I'm not sure of its relevance here, but it seems to resonate somehow. Misty rain on Mount Lu, And waves surging at Che Kiang. When you have not been there, Many a regret you have; But once there and homeward you wend, How matter-of-fact things look! Misty rain on Mount Lu And waves surging at Che Kiang.

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

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] […]

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June 14, 2018

The time that takes place in stories compared to the time that we actually live is radically abbreviated. It briskly sweeps aside all the commonplace moments that make up the long stretch of toilsome time and focuses instead on the interesting and compelling. With a mere section break or a simple transitional phrase, days, months, and whole years are disposed of as if they had no significance at all. “Then time passed slowly until the day arrived when….” A lot of important living is hidden in such a phrase. From the moment-to-moment flow of time, the storyteller lifts out only those narr...

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