This video defines memoir and distinguishes the genre from autobiography. Several examples of memoir are given and described: Night by Eli Wiesel and Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi to name two. Finally the instructor makes suggestions about how to read a memoir.
Nonfiction Genre Memoir is a free educational video by OnDemandInstruction.It helps students in grades HS practice the following standards RI.9-10.3,RI.9-10.10,.
1. RI.9-10.3 : Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.