Course Long Title
A concentrated study of the interstices between experienced and imagined truth, dilemmas of disbelief, irony, narration, dialogue, persona, and performance in twenty-first-century autobiographical fictions or "autofictions," as coined by French critic Serge Doubrovsky in 1977. Readings of contemporary autofictions, as well as novels written well before Doubrovksy, may include Stendhal, Proust, Wilson, Joyce, Baldwin, Heti, Millet, Lin, Lerner, and Knausgard. A creative writing component is required.
Modes of Inquiry
Analysis and Critique [AC], Creative Process and Production [CP]
No writing credit
Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements
Exclude First Years