Course Number: JOUR-GA 1231.003
Day & Time: Wednesday, 2:00PM-5:00PM
Location: 7th Floor Library
Instructor: Robert S. Boynton
What is “literary reportage”? Sometimes called “literary journalism” or the “literature of fact,” it might best be thought of as a way of weaving characters, reporting, research and stories together to create something that appeals to the general reader. In my opinion, literary reportage is less a subject to be studied than a collection of practices, insights, techniques and formulasembodied in wonderful literatureto help a writer explore the subjects he/she cares about, and articulate that passion 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.