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Project Proposal: littlebird

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Although I am an English major, my concentration is Creative Writing, and as such, my heart belongs to more artistic and creative endeavors than long essays.  This is one reason why I am ecstatic to be able to follow those impulses for the final project in this class.

I was really inspired after reading “Words Made Flesh” by Florian Kramer.  I think that this, as well as a handful of other works that I read in my New Media classes, helped form the ultimate story I plan on telling.

The idea that words have power is dear to me. If I didn’t believe in the ability for words to change opinions, influence minds, or carry readers off to fantastic worlds, I would have left my pen behind years ago.

Thesis: Explore the idea that words have power beyond the paper, and–now that it is the digital age–beyond the screen.

Summary: In a post-apocalyptic world, a journalist in the year XXXX uncovers a religious cult obsessed with words, which leads her on an unexpected journey of discovery about the events that led the world to this state.

Characters:

Lizzie Curious – Journalist

Plot Notes:

 

Influential Works:

Cramer, Florian. “Words Made Flesh”. Netzlituratur. Piet Zwart Institute, 2005. Web. 6 October 2011. <http://www.netzliteratur.net/cramer/wordsmadefleshpdf.pdf>.

Danielewski, Mark.  House of Leaves. Pantheon, 2000. Print.

Doctorow, Cory.  Little Brother. Tor Teen, 2010. Print.

Hutchins, J.C.  Personal Effects: Dark Art. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009.  Print.

Stephenson, Neal.  Snow Crash.  Spectra, 2000. Print.

 

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