Catalogue 2016 - 2017

ENGL 324 Memoir: Sign of the Self


3 cr.


Two 100-level writing courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Course Description

Sign of the Self introduces students to the genre of memoir. Students will consider the definition of memoir, conventional prompts for the writing of memoir, and reading strategies specific to the genre. The focus will be on written texts, though memoir in other media such as photography, graphic novels, film and video may be considered.  With each text, the class will trace the ways the personal intersects with broader social and political categories like family, nation, gender, race and class.


This course satisfies one of the Writing Intensive course requirements for Arts and Sciences students.