Odyssey: Book Discussion/Sunday Shorts: The Memoir

Spaces are still available for the Odyssey course Book Discussion/Sunday Shorts: The Memoir. The start date has been delayed until March 15!

From St. Augustine to Rousseau, to next Sunday's book review section, we see how confessional writing, especially today in the form of the memoir, serves as an ongoing exploration of a writer's interior life. In our spring series, which meets two Sunday afternoons a month, we explore this very popular literary genre and discuss the motives and strategies of writers who have turned their life stories into literary classics. Our writers include Frank McCourt, James Baldwin, Richard Selzer, Malcolm X, Mary Karr, Ed Abbey, and Loren Eiseley. The course will utilize the following two paperbacks: Modern American Memoirs, edited by Annie Dillard and Cort Conley, and Stop-Time, by Frank Conroy.

911.284.01 Homewood Campus
Cost: $186
Sundays (approx. biweekly), 2 to 4 p.m., March 15 to May 3 (March 15, 29, April 12, 26, and May 3), and one additional Sunday due to the weather cancellation on March 1.

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% tuition remission. Please note that you will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

For registration information, contact 410-516-8516.