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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Spring 2009

WGS 393 • History and Everyday Life

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
48115 TH
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
ART 3.432
Reynolds

Course Description

The "everyday is often considered to be only a monotonous backdrop to the significant" or singular events of history. Yet, for some, everyday life conceals the purloined letter of history itself. In this seminar, we will read the work of a variety of individuals who consider history, biography, and the study of archives through the lens of the seemingly ephemeral or lived experience. We will also necessarily address the relationship between writing biography and autobiography, archives and archival research and the production of knowledge, and the impact these choices have on the writing of history.

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