Welcome readers, film buffs, writers, artists, students, teachers...thinkers!

The Matterhorn investigates the intersections of literature and art across times, cultures, mediums, and genres. Each week, I look at a new topic through several texts with the aim to gain a better understanding of ourselves and our world.

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Anybody who enjoys making connections through the arts and learning from literature is welcome to join us.

Besides the weekly investigated topic, I send you additional ideas about internationalism, writing, and reading as well as personal observations and ideas from guests.  You can subscribe to the newsletter for free, but for the cost of a coffee a month, you can help this project to grow and get the full experience. Paid subscriptions include access to discussion threads and extra content. Founding member patrons are invited to exclusive live monthly discussions.

About me

I write novels and research culture through the arts. I taught literature, cultural studies, the arts, ethics, and epistemology for 20 years and have a PhD in Comparative Literature (as well as degrees in English, Art History, Literary & Cultural Studies, and Education). I’m a specialist at putting texts together to form ideas rather than one particular area of research. Having lived in seven countries has added to the way I am able to investigate the arts from an international perspective. However, it’s also made me more aware of what I don’t know…which is a ton. I’m looking forward to continuing this journey here with you.

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                                                          Kate

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Dr. Kathleen Waller
I write novels and have a PhD in comparative literature • American in Basel • kathleenwaller.com