Please use the following questions as a starting point for your response to the Jennifer Egan story “Black Box”. You don’t need to answer all of the questions, or even answer any of them in full, but please keep your response focused and relevant.
- This story was initially published via Twitter (you can read a tweet-by-tweet archive of it here). What sort of opportunities and constraints does such a format present? How do you see the influence of this form on the story?
- What is defamiliarized in this story, and how? What tools does Egan use to make the familiar strange and the strange familiar here?