Aug 11, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

LIT 368 American Memoir


What is a “life” when it’s written down?  How does memory inform the present?  Why are autobiographies and memoirs so popular?  This course will address these questions among others, as it considers the life writing of some American authors, including writers such as Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, Art Spiegelman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Alison Bechdel, Sherman Alexie, and others.  Students will be ask to write excerpts of their own memoir, learning aspects of the creative nonfiction writing process. Prerequisite: FCO 105 

3 credit hours