April 24, 2009

Friday Fun: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era

McSweeney's strikes again!

Check out their syllabus for ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era:

As print takes its place alongside smoke signals, cuneiform, and hollering, there has emerged a new literary age, one in which writers no longer need to feel encumbered by the paper cuts, reading, and excessive use of words traditionally associated with the writing trade...


Students will acquire the tools needed to make their tweets glimmer with a complete lack of forethought, their Facebook updates ring with self-importance, and their blog entries shimmer with literary pithiness. All without the restraints of writing in complete sentences. w00t! w00t!

Read the whole thing. It's very funny. And perhaps a little too close to true sometimes...

(Via Dan Cohen.)


Unknown said...

Thank you! I had a good lunch break laugh with that one. I had never heard of McSweeney's...I'm glad that changed.

John Dupuis said...

You're welcome. Yes, they're hilarious.