ENGH 685: Selected Topics, Movements, or Genres of Literature in English

ENGH 685-003: Autofiction
(Spring 2020)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

David King Hall 2074

Section Information for Spring 2020

This Lit course explores the intersection between fiction and autobiography. The writers on our reading list, for reasons of decorum, legality, secrecy, or aesthetics, have preferred to fictionalize actual events instead of rendering them as non-fiction. We will look at the techniques authors use to change reality to fiction, such as defamiliarization, distancing, exaggeration, etc. Students are expected to keep a weekly diary (one entry per week) of important events or incidents, from which material will be drawn and developed into an auto-fictional narrative. Each student is expected to complete one piece of auto-fictional work to be discussed in class and another one for final submission. 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Content varies. Notes: May be repeated with permission of department. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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