SHUM 2195

SHUM 2195

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Drawing on a combination of primary and secondary sources, this course explores the multiple forms and evolution of biographical writing from the Renaissance onward. We will interrogate the relationship between biographical reasoning and several modern phenomena, including the construction of national identities, the rise of psychoanalysis, and even the historical profession itself. And we will consider whose voices, experiences, and subjectivities are historically valorized through the increasing prominence of biography, and who has been marginalized, silenced, or erased from history in the process.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (ALC-AS, HA-AS, HST-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: HIST 2195JWST 2195

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19695 SHUM 2195   SEM 101

    • TR McGraw Hall 145
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Juni, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19696 SHUM 2195   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies