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Monday, October 11th, 2010

Writing prompt for My Life

Find one paragraph or passage in pages 70-91 or 102-114 in Autobiography to apply to My Life. That is, use one of the critical descriptions of autobiography described by Anderson, and apply it to your own understanding of My Life. Your post should include: 1. The passage from Autobiography you are using 2. A brief […]

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Chinese Calligraphy in Dictee

Well, the mystery of the Chinese calligraphy is solved: The calligraphy on p. 26-27 means Man and Woman. That on page53-54 is Father and Mother. I don’t read Chinese, and got this information from the following article (if you’re interested in further reading!): Sue-Im Lee “Suspicious Characters: Realism, Asian American Identity, and Theresa Hak Kyung […]

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Research Paper Freewrite

Hi, guys. I hope you found the library workshop useful, and feel like you can begin looking into some topics you are interested in covering in your final paper. For your first of two blog assignments this week, I will ask you to do the following: 1. Look again at the directives for the final […]

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Blog post Due 9/29

Both David Sedaris and Nora Ephron’s essays self-consciously reflect their own position as autobiographical writers. Choose one passage that you think serves as an example of this self-consciousness, type out that passage and give the page number, and then write at least 400 words analyzing how this passage makes you think about the autobiographical process […]

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Blog Writing Prompt due 9/22

For this blog prompt, you can choose one of the following: 1. Choose one scene in Lucky, and write at least 500 words describing how you think this scene relates to the book as a whole. Why is this scene significant to our understanding of this text? 2. Write a post considering Lucky as a […]

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010


Welcome to the class blog for English 391W: Auto/biography. You should be able to find course information here, including course readings, announcements, and a schedule of assignments. Please check here weekly for announcements and writing prompts for your blogs. If you have any questions, email me at pburger@gc.cuny.edu

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