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JOUR 2238 Food Writing (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This class takes a close look at the practice and tradition of food journalism, introducing students to narrative techniques, elements of reporting, and works that have shaped the genre. Students will learn how to avoid the clichés and traps of food writing and to develop original, persuasive, surprising ideas about food and the culture of eating. Issues of voice, scene, social observation, and dramatic structure are addressed, with additional attention paid to crafting and pitching articles. Readings will include works from early practitioners like A. J. Liebling and M.F.K. Fisher and contemporary writings by Gabrielle Hamilton, Frank Bruni, David Foster Wallace, and others.


Instructor(s): John O'Connor

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 10-Feb-15