Life Writing: Writing About the Self and from Experience|
Fall 2018 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
WRCT 227, ENGL 228|
This course will examine both the power and the complexities of writing that derives from personal experience. Topics to be addressed, in turn, are memory (and its reliability); experience (authoritative/reportorial vs. interpretative/symbolic); identity and voice of the narrator; and agency (the degree to which the narrator is in control, or not in control, of the narrative). Types of life writing that will be explored are coming-of-age narratives, illness and trauma narratives, confessional narratives, autobiographical poetry and song lyrics, and interviews/oral histories. Readings and materials include Shadd Maruna, William Styron, Mary Karr, Donna Tartt, James Joyce, and many others.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
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POI is required. To apply, send a writing sample of at least 5 pages of any kind of writing, as well as a note indicating year/major, personal interests, potential career interests, any publications you may have had, your favorite books/writers and why, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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