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American Autobiography
ENGL 374
Spring 2015 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 371

This class will explore various forms of life writing--autobiographies, memoirs, graphic narratives, fictional autobiographies--to understand how authors make and unmake the American "I." We will focus on how autobiographical selves relate to various categories of region, nation, and transnation, as well as how they are shaped by histories and legacies of revolution, slavery, coolie labor, and migrant labor. Toward the end of the course, we will consider how new technologies of writing the self, from Twitter to Facebook, are transforming the landscape of life writing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)

Last Updated on APR-14-2024
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