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Self-Impersonation: Fiction, Autobiography, Memoir

Course will examine the intersecting genres of fiction, autobiography, and memoir. Topics will include the literary construction of selfhood and its constituent categories (gender, race, ethnicity, religion, etc.); the role of language in the development of the self; the relational nature of the self (vis-à-vis the family, "society," God); the cultural status of "individuality"; the concept of childhood; and the role of individual testimony in our understanding of family, religious and national history.

183E
Subject: 
ENGLISH
Requirements: 
GER:DB-Hum
Course ID: 
206 565

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