2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Telling the Story: Reading, Viewing, and Writing the Memoir

Summer quarter

Faculty: Virginia Darney

Fields of Study: cultural studies, literature, media studies and writing

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40133 (8) Second Session  

Credits: 8(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day

Academic Website: http://blogs.evergreen.edu/memoir/


We tell stories to ourselves and to others in order to understand our experiences, to bring about social change, or to bear witness.  Memoirs describe a particular experience, an influential person in our lives, a moment of change or of understanding.  In this program we will read a variety of memoirs, view memoirs in film, and look at them both as expressions of raw experience and as literary works.  Using those memoirs as models and inspiration, we will write memoirs or portions of memoirs.  Discussions and activities will focus on aspects of the craft of memoir and on the experiences they relate.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 12-5p Tue/Wed, 10a-4p Thu (Jul. 26 - Aug. 25)

Preparatory for studies or careers in: education, literary studies, liberal arts

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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