Literary Journalism: History and Theory (MECO6906)


This unit gives students an overview of the history and theory of literary journalism, as well as a critical understanding of key writers and genres. Topics studied include early journalisms, the Essay form, memoir, New Journalism, travel writing, blogging and the profile.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1x1000wd equivalent Seminar presentation (15%), 1x1500wd Seminar paper (15%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x1000wd Reflection journal (20%), Seminar participation (10%),

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.