Autobiography in America

At least a dozen North American autobiographies are studied, mostly from the “American Renaissance” to the present. Discussion of various autobiographical forms and strategies as well as of various experiences of American selfhood and citizenship. Slave narratives, spiritual autobiographies, immigrant narratives, autobiographies of childhood or adolescence, relations between autobiography and class, region, or occupation. 

Also AFAM 588/AMST 710.

Instructor: 
Graduate Course #: 
948
M 1.30pm-3.20pm
20th-/21st-Century Lit
Spring
2017