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Special Topics: Writing Lives

ENGL 360
Spring 2015 not offered
Certificates: Writing

In this course you will read profiles, biographies, and theories of biography; you will develop an understanding of the history of the genre; and you will begin to write in this genre yourself. Throughout the semester, we will ask, Where might a biographical 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? What are the ethics of a writer's relationship to his or her subject, and how does that relationship inform the 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 JUL-19-2024
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