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I Versus Not-I: Writing alongside Samuel Beckett and Anastacia Reneé

Intermediate | In this class we’ll write alongside two writers who, in very different but equally striking and funny ways, call into question what we know about ourselves and our past. We’ll compare Beckett’s disembodied mouth-monologue, “Not I,” to Anastacia Reneé’s concept of post-memoir, and we’ll weigh excerpts from Beckett’s Molloy, Watt, and Murphy against the continued saga of Anastacia Reneé’s alter ego, Alice. Expect weekly prompts, discussions, read-arounds, and the instructor’s comments on your work. Required texts: I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On: A Samuel Beckett Reader and Anastacia Reneé’s Forget It.

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Instructor: Deborah Woodard

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Winter 2022

Start Date: 01/22/2022

End Date: 02/26/2022

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 18

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Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard's first full-length collection, Plato's Bad Horse, appeared in 2006 (Bear Star Press). Her new collection, Borrowed Tales, was recently published by Stockport Flats.

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