Writing in the genre known variously as the, personal essay or narrative, memoir, or, autobiography. Introduction to traditional and, contemporary voices in this genre. Daily writing, and weekly reading of exemplars such as Seneca,, Plutarch, Montaigne, Hazlitt, Woolf, Soyinka,, Baldwin, Walker, Hampl, Dillard, Selzer, and, Lopez.
Varies according to instructor. May focus on the, common themes and patterns of influence in, British, American, or international literature by, women, or on close scrutiny of two or more, authors.