Welcome to the new season!
The Matterhorn: truth in fiction
how to layer stories with ideas, culture, places, and texts
podcast and original fiction from author and academic Dr. Kathleen Waller
Each week, I share a chapter of my serialized novel - A Hong Kong Story - and use it as a catalyst to discuss the layers of literature and how you can use these in your own writing. The Matterhorn mission is to bring books and texts to life through an interdisciplinary and international approach as well as help writers take risks and create from knowledge.
💡 CURIOUS MINDS
Discover ideas about –⬩Hong Kong (politics, history, culture)⬩Artists working in different mediums⬩How fiction can be created into the quasi-real⬩Interdisciplinary approaches⬩Writing styles⬩Using fiction to explore the real world
Learn how to layer your fiction with –⬩Places & spaces⬩The dialogue of arts & literature (intertextuality)⬩The Everyday⬩Ideas in cultural studies & critical theory⬩Political discourse⬩Science, economics & other subject areas
💰 The funding for this project is via patrons, allowing everything to be freely available in an effort to keep knowledge and art accessible. The best way you can support my work on The Matterhorn is by sharing it with people who might like it. Thank you!
*Patrons also have access to our private chat.
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.
Thank you for joining me in this community and supporting my project!
Dr. Kathleen Waller
P.S. Are you new here? Check out some of these posts from the first season.
If you’re just joining our Matterhorn community, you may want to look at my introduction to the first season and experience at The Matterhorn peak (these explain the title). You can also check out a few popular reads from my first year, or check out the archives for more: