Catalogue 2020 - 2021

ENGL 324 Memoir: Sign of the Self


3 cr.


Junior standing and "C-" or better in ENGL 133, or permission of English chair

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.