|Semester and Year||SP 2013|
|Time||4:55 PM - 6:10 PM|
In this advanced writing class students approach writing from off-center, by taking an oblique perspective. We examine the attempts of such writers as Pound, Stein , Mallarme, Duras, Ponge and Robbes-Grillet to achieve originality by “making it new”, by “making it strange”, by defamiliarizing their subject matter. Our writing projects are situated at the intersection of the absurd and the surreal, and may incorporate techniques of other media such as the cubist/surrealist painters, the French graffiti artists, bricolage and the found-object. We risk nausea with Sartre and vertigo with the Vorticists. Students apply their exercises in the strange to “estranging” a work-in-progress as the culmination of the course. Theorists may include Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida and Baudrillard.
Advanced Writing Courses (WRTNG-UG)