Monday, February 26, 2007

"Hey Nostradamus!" Lectures Extended

One of our TAs has suggested extending the lectures on Hey Nostradamus! to allow a fuller engagement with this popular book at this time of mid-terms.

No problem!

I'll continue with Coupland, then, through next week, and begin All Tomorrow's Parties on March 12th.

Today's lecture gave a look 'behind the scenes' at the creation of a work of fiction: specifically, why does a novelist (using Coupland for our example) write; what kinds of influences & inspiration bring about a work of fiction; how do these influences & inspiration become this or that particular novel, poem or short story?

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