Course Number: JOUR-GA 1182.012
Day & Time: Tuesday, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: 7th Floor Library
Instructor: Robert S. Boynton
What is “literary reportage”? Sometimes called “literary journalism,” “narrative nonfiction” or the “literature of fact,” it might best be thought of as a way of weaving characters, reporting, research and stories together in order to create something that appeals to the general reader. In my opinion, literary reportage is less a subject to be studied than it is a collection of practices, insights, techniques, guidelines and formulas to help a writer explore the subjects he/she cares about, and share that passion with an audience in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible. Literary reportage is valuable to the extent that you can use it, and it is in this spirit that this course operates.