ENGL 581 A: The Creative Writer As Critical Reader

Creative Writer as Critical Reader

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
PAR 212
SLN: 
14056
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David Shields

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The novel is dead; long live the anti-novel, built from scraps.
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I'm not interested in collage as the refuge of the compositionally disabled.
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I'm interested in collage as--to be honest--an evolution beyond narrative.
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A great painting comes together, just barely.
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It may be that nowadays in order to move us, abstract pictures need, if not humor, then at least some admission of their own absurdity-expressed in genuine awkwardness or in an authentic disorder.
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These fragments I have shored against my ruins.
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Collage is the primary art form of the twenty-first century.
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Carson, "Essay on the Difference between Women and Men”; Duras, The Lover; Dillard, For the Time Being; Fusselman, The Pharmacist's Mate; Galeano, The Book of Embraces; Manguso, The Guardians; Markson, This Is Not a Novel; Michaels, "Joural"; Nelson, Bluets; Shields, Reality Hunger; Trow, Within the Context of No Context; Wenderoth, Letters to Wendy's.
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Oral presentations. Response papers. 15-page collage.

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Last updated: 
March 16, 2016 - 11:01am