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ENGL 455 01 (21427)  
Writing about Oneself
Anne Fadiman
Th 2.30-5.20 LC 212
Spring 2017 
No regular final examination
Skills WR
Permission of instructor required
YC English: Creative Writing

A seminar and workshop in first-person writing. Students explore a series of themes (e.g., family, love, loss, identity) both by writing about their own lives and by reading British and American memoirs, autobiographies, personal essays, and letters. An older work, usually from the nineteenth or early twentieth century, is paired each week with a more recent one on the same theme.