Tag: Academic Fictions

Bend like a Willow Tree

Emmeline Rumpf , March 25th, 2022

‘Watch out, we’ll catch every one of you!’ Hamza’s shrill voice echoed in the stairwell, and through the opening, he saw a swarm of children scattering to hide…

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Dear Yaye

Larissa Mina Lee , March 24th, 2022

November 2017   Dear Yaye, I am writing to you because a week ago, Babacar returned. Babacar Diop, I think I might have written to you about him,…

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Sara Emilie Lafontaine , March 22nd, 2022

PART I Two Years Ago It was a hot day in July, and clocks were striking eight. It had been fifteen years since the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs)…

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‘Call to Arms: Silver and Lead’ Campaign Review

Tanner Gonzales , March 22nd, 2022

‘Call to Arms: Silver and Lead’ campaign review Posted December 10, 2034 by Julie Annie (staff writer at Génial Gaming)   Answering the Call to Arms (yet again)…

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Morumbi and Paraisópolis: A Four-Act Play

Feng Xinqi , March 21st, 2022

Dramatis Personae Heitor: a 13-year-old boy Mr. Gomes, his father: a waste handler, working at a garbage dump Ms. Gomes, his mother: a dry cleaner, working from home…

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Academic Fictions: A ballad of Kochi

Parvati Dhananjayan , March 18th, 2022

Come oh villagers, come to the port  Carry your sickles and scythes, sticks and rocks  Come to the port, our city has fallen!! Our little city by the…

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Academic Fictions: 2022

Dennis Rodgers , March 18th, 2022

Last year, the Allegra Lab began a thematic thread showcasing a selection of the wonderful “academic fictions” written by students as an assignment for the course on “Cities,…

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#Academic Fictions: All in a day – The story of an intersection

Chiara Moslow , February 26th, 2021

It is early, the sun has only just begun to rise. A bird swoops from her nest to rest on an electric wire. She overlooks an intersection, a…


Lettre à Madame la Maire

Nathalia Turincev , February 24th, 2021

Le 4 janvier 2021   English Version Madame la Maire,   Si je vous écris aujourd’hui, c’est pour vous faire part de ma tristesse, et de mon indignation….


Academic Fictions: Lettre à France

Mathilde Pasta , February 24th, 2021

English Version Paris, le 22 Décembre 2020 Chère France, Comme tu[i] le sais, j’ai assisté, sur tes recommandations, au Congrès International des Capitales du monde. Je dois admettre…


#Academic Fictions: Cape Town through Time and Space: An Experimental Poem

Carolina Earle , February 23rd, 2021

Part 1: 1921 “Poison Tea, Colonial Imports”, by an Observer    “Them nasty Malays can make it work  months after you take it”, quotes Lady Duff G.: This,…


Academic Fictions: A Tale of Two Value-Based Cities

Alma Weijia Chen , February 22nd, 2021

I am very fatigued. Since the first day of 2020, something strange has happened to me. Every day I wake up to a different place – well, technically…


Academic Fictions: You are John

Cienna Reed , February 18th, 2021

ff 1. There are two twins sat on the beach but one is farther up the shore, closer to West Point, or right inside it, depending on which…


#Academicfictions: Nina was here

Clare Maxwell , February 17th, 2021

“Miss Nina, time to wake up! First bus leaves in half an hour!” Nina opened her eyes halfway, and nodded assent. “OK honey, I’ll check on you in…


#Academic Fictions: Citizen Insurgency

Brady Nevins , February 16th, 2021

Sing, O Muse, the anger of urban citizens upon whom countless ills have been brought by the City. Many a brave soul did the City send hurrying back…


Academic Fictions: Introduction

Dennis Rodgers , February 15th, 2021

An often underestimated but critical element of academic endeavour is communication. There is no doubt that many academic books and articles are dense and impenetrable, written in jargon-laden,…