Weeks 1 & 2: reading weeks
Reading weeks: No Lectures or workshops. Students are to complete course readings of the four key texts (Capote; Hersey; Funder; Pollan) and complete self directed activities.
Listen to Robert Boynton Keynote to 2013 International Literary Journalism Conference
Prepare a diagrammatic representation of literary journalism to be shared in first class. This could be in the form of a mind map, a drawing, a comic, a collage – a visual piece that expresses something about your evolving understanding of what literary journalism is as a genre and how it differs from other forms of journalism.
Week 3: Introduction – What is Literary Journalism
Week 4: Capote’s In Cold Blood
Week 5: Hersey’s Hiroshima
Week 6: Cinematic and Theatrical Literary Non-Fiction