2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog 
    
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2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 131B PZ - Fiction Insurrections: Punk Nerd Revolution!


This course is designed as a workshop. As part of our constructive writing community, you will strive to create compelling works of fiction–work that demands to be read. We will be guided by the notion that, like any truly brilliant act of insurrection, genuinely innovate writing is equal parts risk, focus, and determination. Through a careful examination of selected literary Insurrections–textual most-pits, if you will–we will fine-tune our critical abilities to incorporate meaningful rebellion in our own work. From Gertrude Stein’s surrealist narrative transgressions, to Andre Breton’s 1928 ultra-proto-punk Nadja, to Patti Smith’s howling history-laden rants, to Alice Fulton’s call for writers to treat “the tongue as a muscle,” to Leonard Cohen’s inter-millennial telephonic raw lust odes in Beautiful Losers–we’ll even throw in a classic Riot Grrrl song and a Fugazi punk lament for good measure–we will learn from the smartest and boldest rebels with a cause. And we will write. And edit. And revise. a lot. Let the punk nerd revolution begin!

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