42.435 Literary Journalism

Literary Journalism

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38582
Status Active

This course that looks at the genre of Literary Journalism, a largely American Innovation in literature that developed in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Students will closely read and discuss books and articles by literary journalists, seeking to understand the genesis and shifts of this hybridized form (literary techniques applied to true or fact-based stories), and the contributions literary journalism is making to literature, to documentary and witness narratives, to historical records, and to the notions of truth reportage.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req; 42.101,102, College Writing I and II, and 42.227 Essay Writing, or 42.238 Intro. to Creative Writing or 42.200 Critical Methods.