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Life Writing: Writing About the Self and From Experience

COL 227
Spring 2015
Section: 01  
Certificates: Writing

This course will examine both the power and the complexities of writing that derives from personal experience. Topics to be addressed, in turn, are Memory (and its reliability); Experience (authoritative/reportial versus interpretative/symbolic); Identity and Voice of the narrator; and Agency (the degree to which the narrator is in control, or not in control, of the narrative). Types of Life Writing that will be explored are coming of age/education narratives, illness and trauma narratives, confessional narratives, spiritual narratives, and end-of-life narratives. We will also examine selected works of fiction inspired by the novelist's life experience.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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