College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Theses and Dissertations

Full Title of Thesis or Dissertation

Exercises in Style: 21st Century Remix

Graduation Date

3-2013

Document Type

Thesis

College/Department Conferring Degree

English

Keywords

stylstics, Queneau Raymond, writing, style, register

Abstract

Exercises in Style: 21st Century Remix is an extension of Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style, first published in French in 1947. In Queneau’s book, the same two-paragraph passage (Notation) is written in 99 different ways. In this project, THE GIST serves as “Notation,” and 40 variations ensue. The author focuses on styles that have emerged over the last 60 years and styles reflecting course work in DePaul University’s Master’s in Writing and Publishing (MAWP) program. The collection concludes with an essay on the process of writing the exercises and an appendix containing stylistic analyses for each exercise.

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