ESP Biography

KATHLEEN GUY, Brandeis Freshman studying English

Major: English/Political Science

College/Employer: Brandeis University

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Socially awkward, pop-culture obsessed ginger female. If you want to talk to me about pretty much any kind of fiction, we're gonna have a good time.

Past Classes

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P8072: Intro to Tropes, or Everything You Didn't Know You Knew About Fiction in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Like the site take this class. Like fiction in pretty much any form (tv, movies, books, plays, comics, anime)? take this class. Like---okay yes you get it just take this class. We'll be introducing and discussing a number of idioms, cliches, and tricks of the trade in fiction, as well as bringing up some fun examples of tropes used both well and poorly. After taking this class (and perhaps perusing the site which inspired it, the aforementioned you'll find yourself enjoying fiction a lot more as you predict the outcomes of each plot twist and character development. We'll have fun!

W7166: Intro to Tropes, or, How to Predict Anything in Fiction in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Ever wondered how authors think up great characters, plot lines, and bizarre creatures? No? Well you should have, because the answers are often hilarious and always fascinating. Come learn how to read and write fiction the right way--or at least the weird way.