Charlotte Perkins Gilman

(REWIND) The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Literary Roadhouse Ep 49

Discussion Notes: The Yellow Wallpaper

This week we’re replaying an episode from our archive! We picked this story because it’s one of our favorite discussions to date. (Boy has our sound editing improved in the years since this episode aired!)

Find this week’s rewind story here:  The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Next episode:  Passage by Kevin Jared Hosein

Rated: Clean

We really enjoyed this in depth discussion of The Yellow Wallpaper, an important part of the American short story cannon about mental illness and the treatment of women. Written in the late 1800’s this story seems to bridge an old-fashioned writing style, and more modern tension and tones. It is full of symbolism that allowed us to delve deep into the many aspects of this masterpiece. In addition, listening to Rammy figure out the story on air is both fascinating and educational about the process of understanding fiction. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below, or leave a comment using the voicemail function to the right. We may read your voicemail on air, so if you don’t want us to do so, tell us.

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The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Literary Roadhouse Ep 49

The Yellow Wallpaper

Next week’s story is Monstress by Lysley A. Tenorio

Rated PG for one mention of the word sex without details or explanation

We really enjoyed this in depth discussion of The Yellow Wallpaper, an important part of the American short story cannon about mental illness and the treatment of women. Written in the late 1800’s this story seems to bridge an old-fashioned writing style, and more modern tension and tones. It is full of symbolism that allowed us to delve deep into the many aspects of this masterpiece. In addition, listening to Rammy figure out the story on air is both fascinating and educational about the process of understanding fiction. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below, or leave a comment using the voicemail function to the right. We may read your voicemail on air, so if you don’t want us to do so, tell us.

Don’t forget to rate the story! For the history of our goofy system, see Anais’ post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you rate The Yellow Wallpaper? Tell us in the comments below or via voicemail, and we will give the final tally on the next episode.