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Jonathan Ullyot

Jonathan Ullyot teaches literature at the University of Chicago. He is the screenwriter of Crime Fiction and Mulligan.
 

Ask Aristotle

Dear Aristotle…

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Samuel Beckett’s SAT Questions

Little-known fact: Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize-winning Irish novelist, poet and playwright, was also a prolific standardized-test writer.

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Failing Better?

“The Childhood of Jesus” is a novel that is aware of its own limitations: as an allegory of Jesus that does not fully cohere, as an emulation of Kafka’s modernism which cannot really be emulated and as a politically unsettling work by Coetzee that quickly turns lukewarm.

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John Hanson’s Statement of Teaching Philosophy

My teaching incorporates ruptures and shock; I will lecture on unassigned readings; I will surprise rather than illuminate. I will light the fires of imagination; I will light real fires.

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