Course Description

This course examines a variety of life-writing genres including the diary, letter, autobiography, memoir, and biography. By sampling a range of texts (both print and electronic) throughout history, students will explore diverse ways in which writers express their private and public stories about life and self. Students will gain an understanding of life-writing theory which can be used to rethink the relationships between gender and genre; fact and fiction; and art and artlessness.


Antirequisite: ENG 570
Restriction: This course is not available for credit to students in ACS English Option, BA English, English-Philosophy and English-History double major programs

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Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, it is not scheduled for the Spring 2020 term.

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