English 572.26625: Women's Autobiography and Bildungsroman
Professor Kathryn Conrad
Thursdays, 7-9:20 pm
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In this course, we will examine two popular and powerful literary genres
embraced and challenged by women writers over the years: the autobiography
and the bildungsroman. We will read and discuss these works with attention
to a number of questions: what is the self? what conditions affect
the development of the self? what does gender have to do with selfhood
and authorship? what is the subject of autobiography? what choices
must be made when making a life into a narrative? what is the relationship
between authorship and
Texts and Requirements.
Authors whose works we will read will include C. Bronte, Jacobs, Woolf,
Cisneros, Kingston, and Lorde, among others. Students will help select
at least one other text or film for discussion. Students will be
expected to write two long papers, participate in classroom and occasional
online discussion, and take a final examination.
This course is cross-referenced with Women's
Studies. This course is administered through Blackboard.
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