Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 Fun Activities

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Dramatizing Bataille

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.

Soundtrack

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?

Class debate

Debate the proposition that underneath all of Bataille's irreverence, there was a deeply-committed, deeply-moral man.

Short story

Write a short story in which "Visions of Excess" appears.

Bumper stickers

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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