Make a list of the key characters who appear in the majority of Bataille's work, and write skits or short dramas in which they act out some scene of Bataille's or some other scene of the class's devising.
If you were putting together a documentary on Bataille's work, what music would you include to give the sense of Bataille's consciousness or his art?
Debate the proposition that underneath all of Bataille's irreverence, there was a deeply-committed, deeply-moral man.
Write a short story in which "Visions of Excess" appears.
Write Bataillean bumper stickers, which condense his philosophy into short slogans.
Updating Visions of Excess
How would you update "Visions of Excess"? Whose work extends the spirit of Bataille into the postmodern age?
Visual equivalents of Bataille
Research artists whose work could be said to present the visual equivalent of Bataille's...
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