Fall 2011 not offered
In this course you will read profiles, biographies, and theories of biography; you will develop an understanding of the modern history of the genre and its relationship to the novel; and you will begin to write in this genre yourself. Throughout the semester, we will ask, Where might such a portrait begin and how does it evolve? What constitutes evidence of a life? What are the details that make someone come alive on the page? What kinds of research are necessary? What gets left out? How does a writer's relationship to his or her subject inform such a portrait?
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
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Assignments will include short exercises, response papers, a long revision, and a final portfolio of all work submitted. We will review your work collectively throughout the semester.
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