What a wonderfully insightful and informative introductory class I was part of today. It was an NYU literature class called “Women Write Their Lives” and we will be reading Virginia Woolf, Annie Ernaux, Jamaica Kincaid, Vivian Gornick, Natalia Ginzburg, Lorrie Moore, Katha Pollitt and Louise Gluck.
Our instructor, Joan Dulchin, just lit up as she talked about our first assignment — three essays by Woolf from a collection called Moments of Being. She is so passionate about this class she’s created, but particularly loves Woolf. I am all about getting to know Woolf better.
Dulchin talked about the different approaches to memoir and put some context around our readings for the semester. So delightful.
“There’s no one memoir of our lives, there are many,” she said.
Can’t wait to dig in.