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Mondays (Sept. 28 - Nov. 2), 06:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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About this Class

How might the autobiographical genre provide insight into the ways by which we form our conceptions of self? Through investigation of a variety of autobiographical strategies and writing, we will explore intersections of selfhood, family, and society in relation to nature, race, gender, sexuality, philosophy, and politics. Works are in English translation from a range of regions, periods, and genres. Class is taught in English and meets once a week for 1h30.

Reading List

Michel de Montaigne, Essays

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Reveries of the Solitary Walker

Mariama Bâ, So Long a Letter

Maryse Condé, Victoire: My Mother's Mother

Edouard Louis, Who Killed my Father

Books are available for rental or purchase at less than $12 per item through Amazon Kindle.

About Adam Schoene

Adam has lived, studied, and worked in France and Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University, degrees in French, International Relations, and Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University and its Fletcher School, and a certificate from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. His research appears in journals such as Eighteenth-Century Studies, The French Review, George Sand Studies, The Journal of North African Studies, Law and Humanities, and Lumen, and in a range of edited volumes. He enjoys teaching a variety of courses, as well as learning from his students.