Instructor: Ash                    TR                    11:00am – 12:20pm

We study women’s autobiography and their fictional writings of self -recollection and self-development (also known as coming of age novels or Bildungsroman). We will be concerned with such questions as “what is the self?” and “what conditions, including social constructions of gender, race, and ethnicity effect the development of the self”?  We explore some of the conventions of autobiography and memoir, including how events are selected, told and even fictionalized, and how the narrators present themselves and establish authority over their life- narratives.