|Semester and Year||SP 2011|
|Time||12:30 PM - 1:45 PM|
How do we shape the stories we tell ourselves about our lives? And, conversely, how do the stories we tell ourselves about our lives shape us? At the interface of what lies on the printed page and what lies within individual memory lies a process of interpretation and manipulation—the process of writing. This course will explore how memories are "written" in order to help students sharpen their own writing. The process of writing a series of critical papers over the course of the semester will serve as background for the final research paper. Readings and film will include Plato, Kurosawa, Sigmund Freud, Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf, Marguerite Duras, and Italo Calvino.
First-Year Program: Research Seminars (FIRST-UG)