ENGL 275

Nonfiction Workshop: Memoir Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 106. In this course students will write the first three chapters of their own memoir. In preparation for this semester-long writing project, students will closely read a variety of contemporary memoirs to become familiar with both the array of narrative conventions and strategies memoirists employ as well as the stylistic and structural concerns one confronts when writing autobiographically. Emphasis will be placed on recent memoir scandals and memoirs that question the line between fact and fiction. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.6b