About this ClassHow 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.
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
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