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ENGL 4430 Literature and Journalism in America (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This is an upper-division elective that examines the development of mainstream and alternative American journalism over the last eighty years, with a special focus on the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. We will examine the border areas and conflicts between American nonfiction and news reporting in four areas: reporting on crime, the underclass, and transnational urban spaces; war and foreign correspondence; the New (and newer) journalism; and memoir. Our subject will be the interdependence of narrative forms and the social conditions they address.


Instructor(s): Christopher Wilson

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 21-Jan-15