Now that Valentine’s Day itself has come and gone, the second (and final) installment to the Valentine’s playlist marks an end to the season. The playlist can be heard here.
In December, 2019-nCov broke out in China, the second-largest economy of the world. Now, it’s affecting people everywhere.
Playwrighting is a mod which combines both the “Art of” and “Workshop” types of SR literature courses. Every week you read a play, exercise, and follow a prompt to write a scene outside of class. In class, you analyze the readings, read the scenes aloud, and give critiques.
“people who don't wallow self-indulgently in their own unreasonably heightened emotions are missing out on a lot of fun” - telephone_junkie, Sep 02 2012
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In My Backyard (with Ghosts)
Sometimes the grass rustles like you think it would. There’s a turn in the wind and the blades follow. They quiver, they faint, they rise again. It’s like this for days, and you watch. You want to predict the way they will sway and you do. Your attention has given you the gift of almost always right. Almost.
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Art of Fiction: The Novel is a foil to Art of Fiction: Short Story. As is standard with any “Art of” course, readings are conducted outside of class then discussed in class. The novel is a long work of fiction, or so we think. Brendan’s main goal with this class is to challenge the classifications of the novel genre and then explore how said classification can be molded. This course's reading list includes serially published works, classics, one graphic novel, and an experimental work or two. In addition to exploration of the genre, Brendan also teaches the history of it.
Science Fiction as taught by John Morrell is one of the geekier, albeit most enjoyable, ways of fulfilling a writing intensive credit requirement. The course covers a variety of novels, short stories, and more, including old classics like H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine, to more contemporary works such as Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, all the way to newer pieces like Ted Chiang’s Exhalation. All these pieces are gripping and enjoyable to read, and during class time each work is thoroughly picked apart, as any literature course is wont to do. The course is run like a standard literature course, making heavy but efficient usage of discussion, response journals, and essays.
This prerequisite course covers the different acting viewpoints as laid out in Anne Bogart’s book The Viewpoints Book. You begin by working on physicality then slowly move into voice before putting them together towards the end of the semester.