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In this course, we will learn the conventions of the review essay by reading a diverse sampling of reviews (from film reviews in The New Yorker to product reviews on The Worst Things for Sale) and experimenting with a variety of critical personae. As a class, we will explore the role of reviews in our culture and consider what can/should be reviewed. We will decide together which cultural events and products we will review and explore various routes to publication for review work.
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