Units of Study

MECO6906 - Literary Journalism: History and Theory

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona Giles


This unit will give students an overview of the history, theory and practice of literary journalism, a critical understanding of key writers and genres in the field, and an opportunity to gain practical skills in this form of writing. Genres studied will include new journalism, critical review writing, essay writing, memoir, travel, popular science, and ficto-criticism.


1x1500wd seminar paper (30%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd journal/clippings file (20%) and participation (10%)


Course Reader
Kerrane, Kevin ed (1984) The Art of Fact: An Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism, Ballantine, New York


1x2-hr seminar/week

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