Lecture Notes


Week 1

Brockelman, Bruner, and Foucault: Self and Time, Remembrance, and Author
Week 2
Graham, Nelson: Damaged Narratives, Repairing Stories
Campbell, Akeret: Memories and Multiple Selves
Week 3
Augustine, Confessions: The Archetype of Self-Narrative/Autobiography
Freud, Totem and Taboo: Love, Death, and Religion
Week 4
Zhuangzi: Narrative Self and Wordless Dao
Week 5
Alice Walker, The Color Purple: The Many Threads of Religion, Love, and Death
Audre Lorde, Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic and Spiritual
Week 6
Jacob's Ladder
Week 7
Maura "Soshin" O'Halloran, Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind: Zen Love in Death
Week 8
Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life: A Love Unto Death
Week 9
Religion, Love, and the Arrival of Death
Week 10
Religion, Love, and Death: Comparative Reflections on the Storied Self