English 318,
English Biography and Autobiography
in the Eighteenth Century

Autumn 2004

Jack Lynch

An exploration of life-writing in the eighteenth century, focused especially (but not exclusively) on Great Britain. Readings may include selections from Aubrey's Brief Lives, Bunyan's Grace Abounding, Franklin's Autobiography, Rousseau's Confessions, Boswell's Life of Johnson, Equiano's Interesting Narrative, and Wordsworth's Prelude.