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CourseEng 101.009, Spring 2016
TitleWomen's Auto/Biographies from the 3rd Century to the 21st
Time/PlaceM/W/F 1:00-1:50pm, Callaway N-204
InstructorMs. Jenny Bledsoe
Office hoursMonday 2:00-3:30pm, Wednesday 10:30am-11:30am, and by appointment (in Modern Languages, Room 117)

Course texts
You are required to purchase the following books/resources:

  • Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Ballantine Books, 2009. 304 pages. ISBN: 9780345514400. ~$7 new on Amazon.
  • Brosh, Allie. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened. Touchstone Books, 2013. 369 pages. ISBN: 9781451666175. ~$11 new on Amazon.
  • Kempe, Margery. Book of Margery Kempe. Penguin Classics, 2000. 336 pages. ISBN: 9780140432510. ~$10 new on Amazon.
  • Satrapi, Marjane. The Complete Persepolis. Pantheon, 2007. 341 pages. ISBN: 9780375714832. ~$15 new on Amazon.
  • Domain registration ($12) through Emory (more details on syllabus).

Additional readings will be provided through Course Reserves or other free online sources for readings not in copyright. To access the Course Reserves, visit To find links to online readings, visit our course website at You are required to bring a paper copy or easily referenced electronic copy of the text to class on the day it will be discussed.

Learning objectives
Domain of One’s Own