2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 06, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 338 - Literary Non-Fiction


This course will explore multiple genres of contemporary literary non-fiction, including personal essays, literary journalism, memoirs, interviews, biographies, nature writing and sports writing, as well as hybrid forms of creative and narrative non-fiction.  We will discuss various difinitions of the term “literary non-fiction,” and the ethical questions that can arise when writers draw upon artistry and imagination in their representation of facts.  Authors we will be reading may include Jon Krakauer, Katherine Boo, Alex Kotlowitz, Ted Conover, Mary Roach, John Hersey, Joan Didion, Brent Staples, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Lars Eigner, Annie Dillard, Phillip Gourevitch, Jamaica Kincaid, and more.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Every 2-3 years