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Special Topics: Writing Lives

ENGL 360
Fall 2012 not offered
Certificates: Writing

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?
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)

Last Updated on APR-17-2024
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