The Journalism of Ideas - CANCELLED

The history and practice of writing journalistic essays or articles in which the principal actor is not a person but a notion or idea. Conventions, tropes, and authorial strategies that give rise to the best works work in the genre, focusing on examples from the 20th century, including George Orwell, Hannah Arendt, Tom Wolfe, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm. Students write their own example of the journalism of ideas.

No advance application required.

Instructor: 
Undergraduate Course #: 
473
Th 2:30pm-4:20pm
WR, Hu
Spring
2017