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Expo 25: Autobiographical Narrative

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

Autobiographies and memoirs consist of both truth and deception: they may purport to be a first-person factual account but also invariably constitute a fiction (or series of fictions) of identity. The genre of autobiography originates in various kinds of self-reflective and historical writing: the spiritual progress or confession, travel narrative, family history, testimonial writing, and disability/illness narratives, among others. As a literary form, it also developed alongside the novel, especially the epistolary...

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