RLG374H1: Buddhist Life Stories

Hours: 
24L

This course explores the genres of autobiography and biography in Buddhist literature. The course will begin with theoretical studies on narrative and religious life-writing. We will then consider the development and distinctive features of auto/biographies and hagiographies in the literature of one or more Buddhist cultures, analyzing representative examples of these genres from a range of traditions and historical periods, and considering how these sources have been understood and used in secondary scholarship.

Prerequisite: 

Completion of 4.0 credits

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)