This course explores life writing and other autobiographical practices. Students will read and analyze a variety of life writing forms and think critically about life writing in various cultural, historical, and social contexts. They will also examine autobiography as a form of self-expression, as an articulation of personal and social values, as a public art, and as a way to study human experience in different contexts. Genres may include memoir, autobiography, diaries, etc., at the discretion of the instructor.