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Special Topics: Writing Lives

ENGL 360
Spring 2017
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 360
Certificates: Writing

In this course, you will read profiles, biographies, and theories of biography. As we analyze these attempts to capture a life and to define the problems and expand the possibilities this form, you will work on your own biographical writing. Throughout the semester, we will ask: Whose lives get written, and by whom? What constitutes evidence of a life, according to whom--and what gets left out? What kinds of research are necessary? How does a writer's relationship to her subject inform such a portrait, and what are the ethics of that relationship?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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