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Unformatted text preview: Is Rousseau also seeking absolution? If so, from whom? And what other motives for writing his autobiography can you discern? 3. Assess the validity of Philippe Lejeune’s theorisation of autobiography in “The Autobiographical Pact” in relation to any one of the prescribed texts for seminars 2-6. Assignment 2 Due date: 26 May 2011 1 Write an essay on one of the following: 1. How important is the didactic impulse in autobiography? Select one of the texts covered in the second part of the course to illustrate your argument. 2. The autobiographical impulse is an impulse to examine the inner self. Or is it rather the impulse to communicate to an audience a certain version of self? Consider the treatment of private/public in relation to one of the prescribed texts for seminars 7-11. If you choose to write about The Closest of Strangers , you should select a number of autobiographical pieces which are relevant to your argument....
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- Spring '11
- Confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, autobiographical impulse, Assignment Topics