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Necessary Failure in Experimental Writing: Intentional Uncertainty and the Construction of Voice, in Rough Sketch
by Marker, Stephanie Ann, Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2017, 296; 10687486
Abstract (Summary)

This project explores the importance of sentence-level writing and form to the meaning of both creative and critical writing. It is comprised of three sections, each of which discusses a separate group of experimental writers, and how they incorporated essential concepts of human-ness into their work. Section One explores the body in so-called absurdist works, Section Two explores the use of madness in the surrealist process, and Section Three explores backwards time as the quintessential manifestation of the Dada anti-philosophy. Each of these discussions is followed by a creative piece that embodies the critical conversation of that section. In the spirit of the experimental nature of creative criticism, these sections seek to ask better questions, rather than to provide definitive answers. The creative pieces are meant to be explorations of meaning through the interweaving of content and form.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Davis-McElligatt, Joanna C.
Commitee: Gonzales, Randy, Wu, Yung-Hsing
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: English
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: DAI-A 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Creative writing
Keywords: Failure, Intentional, Rough, Sketch, Uncertainty, Voice, Writing
Publication Number: 10687486
ISBN: 978-0-355-85457-2
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