Creative Challenge: Picturing Prufrock

What’s that you say? The holiday season is in full swing and you need something stimulating to work on before you sink into a sick-of-cheesy-songs-in-the-supermarket, blinded-by-tacky-yard-decorations, chocolate-induced seasonal slump? Well then, it’s a good thing you’re reading my blog. Here’s your assignment:

Choose an image from T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and illustrate it through art, audio, video, or any other creative medium.

Paint a picture, put the words to music, make a mashup, photograph a scene, write a short story, bake a Prufrock cake… anything!

Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.

Here’s a collage example:

(Also submitted as a #ds106 assignment.)

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  • […] Serena Epstein has a fun new assignment for ds106 that asks you to illustrate an image from T.S. Eliot‘s poem “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock” through the medium of your choice. As soon as I saw the assignment a few images jumped out at me such as “Like a patient etherized upon a table” or “Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels.” But, I couldn’t get Frank Darabont‘s film version of The Mist out of my head when thinking about one of the greatest images in that poem that likens the London fog to a cat. So, I took part of that poetic image and tacked it onto this artistic rendering from the film. I love the opportunity to marry a high modernist like Eliot with one of the world’s most popular novelists. The Mist meets Prufrock […]

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