- WRITING WORKSHOP 'UNRELIABLE NARRATOR' - LUANDA CASELLA @ Workspacebrussels
WRITING WORKSHOP 'UNRELIABLE NARRATOR' - LUANDA CASELLA @ Workspacebrussels
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In literary criticism the figure of the Unreliable Narrator is used mainly to describe a character that uses persuasive arguments to evoke the reader’s sympathies. The term is also used to explain the behavior of characters who suffer from some sort of mental instability: the insomniac, the manic-depressive, the madman, the existential degrading, the morally corrupt… But whether or not this mental instability is openly declared, the Unreliable Narrator is that who misreports, misinterprets or misevaluates events and who blurs the realms of ethics, knowledge and perception usually in highly entertaining ways.
In this workshop participants will be introduced to a few narratology theories involving the use of the Unreliable Narrator as rhetorical device. More specifically, we will address how the concept first appeared as a function of textual irony, and how it was further explored to investigate the role of the narrator in the process of communication. We will also explore how the Unreliable Narrator deals with notions of ‘agency’ and can operate as a tool to evoke the reader’s engagement.
Practically, we will work on first-person narratives and explore the theme of “confession”. Through the use of the narrative strategies presented, participants will create monologues based on true and false facts.
This workshop is addressed to writers, artists, journalists or anyone interested in investigating the topic of unethical behavior applied to writings of any kind.
How to Subscribe
Participation €30, to be payed cash
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Dates03/04/2017 - 07/04/2017
Info and Documentation
03-07 april 2017, 10:30 - 17:00
in workspacebrussels, OLV Van Vaakstraat 83, Brussels