Friday, February 29, 2008

For Tuesday, March 4: Two Assignments

There are two assignments for Tuesday:

1. Write an exercise in style; that is, continue Raymond Queneau's book by adding your own exercise. It should follow the format in the book, with a title that functions as a rule and a performance of that rule.

This should be typed and printed twice, one for class and one for your sections. I will collect the class version in lecture.

2. Read Nietzsche, "On Truth and Lies in Their Nonmoral Sense"

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

For Thursday, Feb 28

Read the book, Exercises in Style, by Raymond Queneau. Yes, the whole book. It's not long; it should take you no more than an hour.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

For Tuesday, 2/19

Read Roland Barthes, "The Death of the Author" in the reader.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Getting Poetical Dictionary

Poetical Dictionary is currently being reprinted; there may be some stray copies here and there. But in 6-8 weeks, you'll be able to get a copy here: SPD is in Berkeley so you can actually walk in and buy the book. And they're a lot cooler than, say, Amazon.

Reading for Tuesday, Feb 12th

Read Nicholson Baker's "Changes of Mind" in the reader (from The Size of Thoughts)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Reading for Thursday, Feb. 7

Read Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," in the reader. Read it out loud and you'll hear and feel why it's so good.