1. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  2. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  3. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  4. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  5. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
Department of English Graduate Programs
Lynn A. Casmier-Paz

Lynn A. Casmier-Paz

Research Interests

  • African American Slave Narratives
  • Autobiography and Life Writing Studies
  • Literacy Studies
  • Literary Theory


Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Stephen Botein Fellowship: American Antiquarian Society


No courses found for Spring 2020.

No courses found for Fall 2019.

No courses found for Summer 2019.

No courses found for Spring 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81753 LIT6936 Studies in Lct Theory Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM Not Online

Course Description: LIT6936—Autobiography/Life Writing
This advanced graduate seminar will read genres and theories of autobiography/life writing and their exemplars in loosely historical order, from St. Augustine’s Confessions up to the myriad 21st century constructions of life writing on the Internet.
The assigned course readings of the first two-thirds of the term will focus primarily on theory and literary texts that reveal the emergence of modern identities from the ancient through early-modern eras up to the 21st century. In the last one-third of the term, students will
1.    Launch their own individual, guided research projects that read autobiographical texts in a chosen genre,
2.    Gather theoretically informed readings about those texts, and
3.    Write a formal conference paper, abstract, and annotated bibliography that they will submit for possible inclusion at local, national, and/or international autobiography/life writing conferences.

Updated: Feb 25, 2019

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