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English 1012: Memoir, Memory, and Revisioning History

Thanks for visiting this blog post! Here, you will find an attached syllabus that I designed for English 1012, Brooklyn College's required research writing course.  I chose to title the course "Memoir, Memory, and Revisioning History," as I hope to focus the class on the critical importance of memoir and life writing.  Some questions this class seeks to explore: what is the relationship between history and memoir? How can autobiographical writing challenge a society’s historical memory?  How can the form of memoir create spaces of resistance for otherwise marginalized and silenced writers? 

Following the syllabus you will also find a paper that reflects on the process of writing the syllabus as well as a more in-depth look at the assignments and envisioned lesson plans. 

 

 

 

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