University of Notre Dame

Biography/Autobiography: One’s Life Story

Course Number: ENGL 13186-8
Instructor: Rev. Edward Malloy, C.S.C.

In the course of the semester, we will seek to understand the uniqueness of particular historical persons through an analysis of their stories as created either by themselves or others. We will also be interested in what can be learned about that person is cultural and historical context. Attendance is expected at each class. The students in the course are expected to contribute to the seminar discussions and to write papers on each assignment. All regular papers are to be two to three pages. The final paper is to be five to seven pages. It will provide an opportunity to tell one’s own story in light of the work of the semester.