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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived 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 WRIT*102 or WRIT*102H

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