RLG374H1: Buddhist Life Stories



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.

Completion of 4.0 credits
Distribution Requirements
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Mode of Delivery
In Class