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Week 14: Uncreative Writing

Monday, November 10 Tuesday classes scheduled. Class doesn’t meet. Wednesday, November 12 Activity: Readings of Markov remixed works. Friday, November 14 Readings: Read the Introduction to Uncreative Writing by Kenneth Goldsmith. Read Chapters 2 & 5 of Uncreative Writing. Be prepared to take quiz and discuss material. Assignment (for Monday, November 17) Find a text… Read more »

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Week 13: Writing in/on Time

Monday, November 3 Readings: Leonardo Flores, “Ana María Uribe’s Poetic Media Migration“ Ana María Uribe, “Anipoemas“ Dan Waber and Marko Niemi “A as in Dog“ Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, “Bust Down the Doors!“ William Poundstone, “Project for Tachistoscope“ Assignment Write a brief blog entry analyzing one of the assigned works. Share your entry in our… Read more »

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Week 12: Visual Poetry

Monday, October 27 Sound poetry presentations and discussion. Wednesday, October 29 Read “Pilot Plan for Concrete Poetry“ Explore UbuWeb Historical, especially works by: Guillaume Apollinaire Bob Brown Haraldo de Campos Ian Hamilton Finlay Mary Ellen Solt Write an analysis of one concrete poem in your blog and share it in our Pinterest Board. Lecture: Looking… Read more »

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Week 11: Sounding Poetry

Monday, October 20 Explore Penn Sound Sonorous Poetry Write a poem that uses sound in powerful and meaningful ways. Possible devices: repetition, rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, consonance, assonance, etc. Publish the poem in your blog and share it with the class in our Pinterest Board. Assignment: explore UbuWeb Sound, especially Happy New Ear. Write a short… Read more »

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Week 10: Writing Poetry

Monday, October 13 Holiday – class does not meet. Wednesday, October 15 Read Chapter 8 in the CICW. Chose one writing exercise from the chapter and write a poem. Publish the poem in your blog and share it with the class in our Pinterest Board. Be prepared to read your poem out loud. Friday, October… Read more »

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Week 9: Netprov Wrap

Monday, October 6 Discuss narrative performances See Theopolis College Storify for an example. Group work: Identify where your stories can be found. Discuss what stories remain to be performed. Discuss how to compile and link to the narrative. Group assignment: create documentation of your narrative and share in Pinterest. Individual assignment: document your own character’s… Read more »

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Generative Literature Project Update: Cartoonize your Characters

Now that you’ve created characters and chosen profile pictures for them, we need to process these images a step further in order to be legally protected. As you might imagine, it’s illegal to use someone’s likeness without their consent (see this resource). For example, Michael Douglas hasn’t consented to play Senator Wilbur MacIntosh in the… Read more »

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Week 8: Performing The Wedding (Act 1)

Monday, September 29 Preparation: Read and comment on at least 5 of your classmates’ stories via our Pinterest Board. Give priority to stories that haven’t been commented on. Come prepared with ideas for stories to tell around Barbara MacIntosh’s wedding. In class: Begin performing your character and narratives Choose narratives around wedding and coordinate social… Read more »

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Week 6: Character

Monday, Sept. 15 Explore The Generative Literature Project website. Read all its entries. Wednesday, Sept 17 Bring suggested character Work in groups in developing characters Backstory Connection to Senator MacIntosh Friday, Sept 19 Develop your characters’ social media identity Twitter Facebook other social networks Assignment Register your character in two forms below: Course Information Generative… Read more »

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Week 5: Community & Collaboration

Monday, September 8 Group Work: Develop group identity: Name, Manifesto, Bios Develop writing projects: read, discuss, comment, make recommendations on each others’ writing games Choose one work to share with the class. Homework: Revise and republish your creative work. Wednesday, September 10 Performances and commentary of chosen creative works. Read “Netprov: Elements of an Emerging… Read more »