Class
October 9, 2019–November 20, 2019
The Loft Presents If: When Things Are Not as They Appear: Exploring the Uncanny

Artists
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Level
Open to All Levels
Location
Online
Number of Weeks
6
Duration
6 Week
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What if the person you believe you know best turns out to be someone else? What if something you thought was real is not? In this class, we'll explore the idea of the "uncanny" in fiction in its various expressions—hauntings, mistaken identity, AI—to name just a few. We'll trace the history of the concept in fiction to its current usages via weekly readings and discussions of the work of writers such as Rosemary Timperley, Amparo Davila, and Helen Oyeyemi. We'll try out those tactics with informal weekly writing prompts, and each student will also have the opportunity to workshop one story with the larger group.