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ENGL 5541 Advanced Nonfiction Workshop: The Spiritual Autobiography (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The spiritual autobiography is a literary genre whose roots go back to the writings of such thinkers as St. Augustine. Contemporary writers have evolved and developed it to include more than just the religious conversion experiences described earlier, considering grace and presence as mediated through nature, friendship, and travel. In this course, students will develop their own essays about spirituality by reading samples from the genre, but principally through workshopping of each other's texts. We'll attempt to define spirituality in a modern context as students craft essays that confront these complex questions of being.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sue Roberts

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17