Professor James Lough discusses idea of surprise at SCAD Story Hour
By Emily Sanders
For this quarter’s Story Hour, SCAD showcased w
He lectured about the idea of surprise, and how the stimulant of a twist is good for the brain. For example, it “improves the state of well being, makes them more open, and helps them operate without conflict,” Lough explains. The process is as scientific as it is creative, and through short novels, flash fictions and aphorisms people are more intrigued in types of writing that stimulate their brain.
Lough and poetry Professor Andrea Brandt went back and forth on the logistics of these aphorisms, read examples from the novel itself, and compared the statements to other aspects of life. They reflect on a state of being, as something people can relate to. E
Students and professors alike in the audience were able to have a Q-and-A session after the lecture, inquiring about all kinds of technical questions from the actual writing of these aphorisms, to the longevity of them in the future. There was so much information in just one short hour, it was truly something to keep in mind for current and future writers. Aphorisms were explained and broken down in every way, and in the end were proven to be an upcoming way for people to continuously get points across to future generations and hold their attention better than longer novels and works may be able to as time goes on.
With a final piece of advice for writers everywhere, Lough