4420 Day 22
Materiality I

Le Guin’s anthropology—the scholar can’t help but see through alien lenses:

Reading Methods for Creative Writing



more on Temporality and Rushdie (audio), and Marquez, Milletti The &Now p.85+ ; Beloved a ghost story that defies the great american novel? A slavery map of the United States1. Introduction to Reader Response

2. Examples of dialogue in The &Now
3. Examples of Affective Stylistics (being meta about our readerly expectations)...
4. Adaptation, the pomo, writerly movie











1. Milletti and the extremely unreliable narrator's narrator; Shorty as an unreliable narrator; memory as an unreliable narrator; time as an unreliable narrator

Also see how Genette is used overtly the create material effects in The &Now p. 101

Look at Genette's narratology in order to really look at time anachronies in In Darkness or One Hundred Years of Solitude...a lot of analepsis and prolepsis in terms of tense...a lot of

Materiality 1--look at Breakfast of Champions--the care of language, the care of designing your pages

Materiality 2--



The Time Travel to kill Hitler blog story Sanderson brought up in his POV lecture...

Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find"...let's look at literary murderers...

Let's do some character work

Previous Students ask: do novels for children, tweens, or young adults need to use a lot more adjectives and adverbs? No, not if they get in the way of a Balzacian realism unless the novel is a postmodern parody and using excess on purpose.

Children vs Young Adult voices and novels (and fiction vs. nonfiction), and some award winners from 2013: The One and Only Ivan; Bomb: the Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon; In Darkness

--The &Now: Cain p. 157+; Milletti 85+