EN 212 - (UC) The Personal Essay
(3 cr.) This course features a historical analysis of the genre's origins across 30 centuries of writing--from the earliest records of writing, to contemporary American writers of the form. Theoretical analysis of the genre draws on Greek conceptions of persona to modern psychological ideas of personhood and impersonation, to linguistic considerations of the first-person singular and plural pronouns. The five-paragraph format also is drawn into theoretical discussion and practical critique. Students write several personal and academic essays. Prerequisite: EN 101, EN 102, EN 102H or EN 103H; Every Other Year, Fall

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