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Special Topics: Writing Lives

ENGL 360
Fall 2016 not offered
Certificates: Writing

In this course, you will read profiles, biographies, and theories of biography. We will consider, primarily, British biographical traditions and U.S. revisions of the genre. As we analyze these attempts to capture a life and to define the problems and expand the possibilities this form, you will work on your own biographical writing. Throughout the semester, we will ask: Whose lives get written, and by whom? What constitutes evidence of a life, according to whom--and what gets left out? What kinds of research are necessary? How does a writer's relationship to her subject inform such a portrait, and what are the ethics of that relationship?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)

Last Updated on SEP-27-2023
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