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Saturday, October 6 • 10:35am - 12:00pm
Mixed Panel 16: WORD IMAGE in the A / AH / D Gallery, 214 Riley Hall (Gallery Open All Day)

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To Be held in A/AH/D Gallery, 2nd Floor, Riley Hall.

Lawrence Coates, "Surrealism and the Very Short Story "
A presentation on creative techniques for composing short shorts, microfictions, and other very brief prose forms. For the past fifteen years at Bowling Green State University, I have included exercises from A Book of Surrealist Games by Alastair Brotchie in my graduate course in Techniques in Fiction. These exercises often result in images with startling juxtapositions. As part of the class, I require students to compose a microfiction incorporating a common image that we come up with. This class assignment has led to numerous published works, including my own “Bats,” winner of the Barthelme Prize in Short Prose. In my presentation, I intend to briefly describe the exercise, then lead those present in a surrealist game to create images. I will end by inviting all to compose microfictions that incorporate one or more of those images.

David Hall, "Stuttering Images"

Jason Lahr, "Microfictions: Painting as Lit"
Jason Lahr’s solo exhibition Microfictions features recent paintings on panel. Utilizing brief texts which he writes and images appropriated from popular and subcultural points of reference, the paintings draw from narrative theory, contemporary and postmodern fiction, semiotics, feminism, and film theory to explore the formation and shaping of working class masculine identity through mass culture. The work utilizes a wide range of painting languages and culturally derived visual vocabularies to address the issue of gender, and more broadly the expectations and assumptions that are implicit within a socially configured identity bound by class. The visual language of digital culture–derived from video games, early computer imaging, and .jpg glitches–is combined with traditional painting techniques and references to illustration, print media, and graphic design, to create an intertextual network that addresses the articulation of masculinity manifested in Generation X.

Julia Pello, "Stuttering Images"

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Lawrence Coates

Professor of English and Creative Writing, Bowling Green State University
I've published five books, most recently a novella, Camp Olvido, which has been optioned for the movies by the indie production company FilmScience. I've received the Donald Barthelme Prize in Short Prose, the Miami University Press Novella Prize, and a National Endowment for the... Read More →

Jason Lahr

University of Notre Dame
Jason Lahr was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania. He received his M.F.A. in drawing and painting from Penn State University and his B.F.A. in painting from Clarion University. Since 2004, he has been represented by Aron Packer Projects in Chicago, IL. Lahr’s paintings combine... Read More →

Saturday October 6, 2018 10:35am - 12:00pm EDT
Riley Hall

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