This course aims at introducing to students a particular genre of personal writing, the biography. In this reading and writing course, students will conceptualise, research, write and revise biographical narratives. Questions of how to structure and select, how lives can be written in an authentic way, and how to do justice to other’s lives will be tackled. Students will also experience, through appreciating masterpieces of biographical writing, the diverse ways in which other authors have also written lives.


Biography Writing