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||Date and Time
||Studies in Lct Theory
||Face to Face Instruction (P)
||Tu,Th 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
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,
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.