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ENG 124
Craft of Literary Journalism
Fall

A survey of American literary journalism from the 20th century to the present. Close readings and discussion, with sustained focus on craft (e.g. reporting techniques, voice, structure, scene-building and reconstruction, narrative flow). We will also explore the social/historical context of the texts and discuss ethical issues that arise when writing about identifiable people. Primary texts will vary, but may include writers Martha Gelhorn, Lillian Ross, John McPhee, Joan Didion, Tom Wolfe, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean, Sonia Nazario, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Sarah Pollock

Note(s):
Priority to students in English Department programs (including Journalism); consent of the instructor required for all other students.
Limit sixteen students.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Written Communication II, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Written & Oral Comm II

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Last Updated: 6/23/17