2018 - Spring: Journalism as Literature: A Dangerous Mix – How writers, poets, musicians, photographers are remaking journalism

Course Number: JOUR-UA 504.003

Day & Time: Thurs 3:00pm-6:00pm

Location: 7th Floor Library (room 700)

Instructor: Eliza Griswold

Ezra Pound called literature “news that stays news.” In this course, we will learn how to turn the news into literature by exploring advanced nonfiction techniques. Each week, we will examine hybrid genres: poetry and literary reportage; music and photojournalism; journalism and memoir and try our hand at hybrids of our own. This course is ideal for undergraduates with a strong literary background and a keen interest in journalism. Through reading the work of Maggie Nelson, Teju Cole, James Fenton, among others, we will examine the very latest in the field of unconventional storytelling.