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The Family Memoir: A Contemporary Study of the Genre
COL 218
Spring 2023
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.

The course will focus on a series of contemporary family memoirs. Readings will include Mikal Gilmore' SHOT IN THE HEART, Edwidge Danticat's BROTHER I'M DYING, Sarah Broom's THE YELLOW HOUSE, Helen Macdonald's H IS FOR HAWK, and Mary Karr's THE LIAR'S CLUB. We will analyze different approaches to the genre, the diversity of ways and formats of telling stories about families, and what makes a particular memoir compelling and insightful. We will also discuss the elusive nature of truth versus fact in stories about families. Students will have the opportunity to write both analytical papers and short family memoirs of their own.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-16-2024
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