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ENGL 3261 Writing The Self (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the emergence of a variety of modes of "life writing" in the sixteenth andseventeenth centuries. How did early modern notions of "self" emerge alongside of (and sometimes as a consequence of) the genres which gave them form? Diaries, speeches and plays will be read alongside of portraits, films, and selections from modern criticism and biography. The "lives" studied may include Anne Askew, Thomas More, Elizabeth I, Anne Clifford, Margaret Cavendish, and Samuel Pepys.


Instructor(s): Amy Boesky

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the pre-1700 requirement.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13