Focusing on the neglected journalism of writers more famous for their novels or plays, this new book explores the specific functions of journalism within the public sphere, and celebrate the literary qualities of journalism as a genre.
Key features include:an international focus taking in writers from the UK, the USA and Franceessays featuring a range of extremely popular writers (such as Dickens, Orwell, Angela Carter, Truman Capote) and approaches them from distinctly original angles.
Each chapter begins with a concise biography to help contextualise the the journalist in question and includes references and suggested further reading for students. Any student or teacher of journalism or media studies will want to add this book to their reading list.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
'Whether endorsing literary journalism's canonical status or affirming its merit as a new academic discipline three centuries in the making, The Journalistic Imagination is a major coup for practitioners and scholars of literary journalism everywhere.' - John S. Bak, President, International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
'Too often, journalism is dismissed as a rather flat and functional style. The editors of this book are therefore to be congratulated for opening the door on some of the wealth and diversity of journalistic writing. Drawing on examples from Daniel Defoe to Angela Carter and from the UK, USA and beyond, this book proves that it is essential to take a historical perspective to illustrate the gestation of the range of styles which can be claimed to belong to literary journalism.' - Martin Conboy, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, UK
'A timely and useful resource... and is relevant to a range of disciplines besides journalism including English, creative writing and media and cultural studies... clearly an important addition to this wider project - to map out an exciting new field.' - Journalism Studies
"Overall, this interesting collection adds to an ever-richer lode of literary journalism scholarship. it wil acquaint readers with British writers, especially, that they may have overlooked, as well as British academics' concerns and approaches to literary journalism studies." -American Journalism
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