Journalism | Literary Journalism
J560 | 6399 | Stocking

This course is for students who want to study how journalists write about
the world using distinctive sensibilities of essayists, the narrative
techniques of fiction writers, and the rhythms and imagaic exactness of
poets.  During the course, we will consider reporting methods, formal
considerations such as structure and voice, and ethical issues faced by
those who write about reality using methods of the imagination.  Brief
consideration also will be given to history of the forms and techniques in
journalism, and to the cultural contexts in which writers work.  Students
will read and discuss pieces of literary journalism, and write
experimental pieces of their own.  Each student will also be expected to
study one literary journalism, and report on the journalist's work in a
paper or class presentation.  You need not have studied literature to take
the course.  Everyone, regardless of background, is welcome.
Credit hours: 3
Meeting times: 1:00-2:30 p.m., MW, EP 104