In the mode of Jonathan Lethem, construct a brief, original plagiarism of your own.
As with several of the other assignments for this course, part of the challenge here will be to figure out just what it means to write in the mode of Lethem. Let me offer two baseline criteria:
- Your text must in some way remix, appropriate, or tweak several other texts.
- Your text must contain a key to your sources.
Otherwise, it’s your call. You can write on any topic or argue any point that you like. And your plagiarism does not need to rival Lethem’s in length. A page or so should be fine. You may write in prose or verse, and if you want, you may also work with images and/or audio-video files. You may submit your work to your Dropbox folder or, if it better suits your project as a writer, post it to this website.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Deadline: Thurs, 11/17, 8:00 AM