Jan 17, 2022  
2021-22 University Catalogue 
2021-22 University Catalogue

LITT 264 The Memoir

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course considers the memoir as a literary form. Students will gain an understanding of the craft and history of personal writing, while exploring critical questions about narrative, the self, community, and the nature of creative nonfiction. The course will include readings from authors such as James Baldwin, Joan Didion, Roxane Gay, Renee Gladman, Mary Karr, and David Sedaris. It will examine the significance of autobiographical writing in contemporary culture, as well as its connections to literary history.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.