Literary Journalism and the Aesthetics of Experience


Author: John C. Hartsock
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781625341730
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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Proponents and practitioners of narrative literary journalism have sought to assert its distinctiveness as both a literary form and a type of journalism. In Literary Journalism and the Aesthetics of Experience, John C. Hartsock argues that this often neglected kind of journalism--exemplified by such renowned works as John Hersey's Hiroshima, James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, and Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem--has emerged as an important genre of its own, not just a hybrid of the techniques of fiction and the conventions of traditional journalism. Hartsock situates narrative literary journalism within the broader histories of the American tradition of "objective" journalism and the standard novel. While all embrace the value of narrative, or storytelling, literary journalism offers a particular "aesthetics of experience" lacking in both the others. Not only does literary journalism disrupt the myths sustained by conventional journalism and the novel, but its rich details and attention to everyday life question readers' cultural assumptions. Drawing on the critical theories of Nietzsche, Bakhtin, Benjamin, and others, Hartsock argues that the aesthetics of experience challenge the shibboleths that often obscure the realities the other two forms seek to convey. At a time when print media appear in decline, Hartsock offers a thoughtful response to those who ask, "What place if any is there for a narrative literary journalism in a rapidly changing media world?"

Chinese Reportage

The Aesthetics of Historical Experience
Author: Charles A. Laughlin
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822329718
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 334
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DIVExplores the origins of Chinese reportage (journalism) in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and develops an understanding of the aesthetics that governed the creation of this literature./div

Literature, Journalism, and the Vocabularies of Liberalism

Politics and Letters, 1886-1916
Author: J. Macleod
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230391478
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 239
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This book examines the impact of the new liberalism on English literary discourse from the fin-de-siècle to World War One. It maps out an extensive network of journalists, men of letters and political theorists, showing how their shared political and literary vocabularies offer new readings of liberalism's relation to an emerging modernist culture.

Journalismus Als Kultureller Prozess

Zur Bedeutung Von Journalismus in Der Mediengesellschaft. Ein Entwurf
Author: Margreth Lünenborg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531144627
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 238
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Was macht heute Journalismus innerhalb der Mediengesellschaft aus? Dieser Frage nähert sich die Arbeit theoretisch und bearbeitet dabei zahlreiche Aspekte, die für das journalistische Handeln unmittelbar bedeutsam sind. Journalismus lässt sich in seiner Bedeutung für die Gesellschaft nur verstehen, wenn Medienproduktion, journalistischer Medientext und der Prozess der Rezeption integral als Bestandteil der Journalistik erkannt werden. Mit diesem Ansatz unterscheidet sich eine kulturtheoretisch orientierte Journalistik grundlegend von anderen kommunikatorzentrierten Konzepten.

Sterben

Roman
Author: Karl Ove Knausgård
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641055083
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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Das eigene Leben offen, schonungslos und radikal zum Gegenstand des Schreibens zu machen – dies ist das Konzept, zu dem sich Karl Ove Knausgård in einem furiosen Mammutprojekt entschlossen hat. Radikal ehrlich und mit unglaublicher sprachlicher Kraft nähert er sich in »Sterben«, dem ersten Roman einer sechsbändigen Serie, seinem schwierigen Verhältnis zum Vater, das ihn grundlegend geprägt hat. Als dieser stirbt und er sich mit seinem Bruder daran macht, den Nachlass zu ordnen, bietet sich beiden ein Bild des Grauens. Während sie das Haus reinigen und die Beerdigung vorbereiten, kommen Erinnerungen hoch. Nach und nach entsteht so das Porträt eines Mannes, über den sich in der Kindheit das Gleichgewicht der Familie definierte und den die beiden Söhne unsäglich zu hassen lernten. So sehr hat dieser Vater einen Schatten auf das Leben der Brüder geworfen, dass sie den Bestatter bitten, die Leiche sehen zu dürfen. Erst dann, so sind sich beide einig, werden sie glauben können, dass er wirklich tot ist. Der Sog, der von Knausgårds direkter Art des Erzählens schon mit den ersten Sätzen ausgeht, macht seinen Roman zu einer faszinierenden und erschütternden Lektüre. Gerade weil er so radikal persönlich schreibt, gewinnt sein Text eine schmerzliche Allgemeingültigkeit. Selten ist in einem Stück Literatur so greif- und fühlbar geworden, was jeder Mensch ist: ein einmaliger und unerschöpflicher innerer Kosmos.

Literary Journalism Across the Globe

Journalistic Traditions and Transnational Influences
Author: John S. Bak,Bill Reynolds
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 155849877X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 306
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At the end of the nineteenth century, several countries were developing journalistic traditions similar to what we identify today as literary reportage or literary journalism. Yet throughout most of the twentieth century, in particular after World War I, that tradition was overshadowed and even marginalized by the general perception among democratic states that journalism ought to be either "objective," as in the American tradition, or "polemical," as in the European. Nonetheless, literary journalism would survive and, at times, even thrive. How and why is a story that is unique to each nation. Though largely considered an Anglo-American phenomenon today, literary journalism has had a long and complex international history, one built on a combination of traditions and influences that are sometimes quite specific to a nation and at other times come from the blending of cultures across borders. These essays examine this phenomenon from various international perspectives, documenting literary journalism's rich and diverse heritage and describing its development within a global context. In addition to the editors, contributors include David Abrahamson, Peiqin Chen, Clazina Dingemanse, William Dow, Rutger de Graaf, John Hartsock, Nikki Hessell, Maria Lassila-Merisalo, Edvaldo Pereira Lima, Willa McDonald, Jenny McKay, Sonja Merljak Zdovc, Sonia Parratt, Norman Sims, Isabel Soares,and Soenke Zehle.

The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalism

Transnational Responses to the Siege of Beirut
Author: Caroline Rooney,Rita Sakr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135136521
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
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This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores literary representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other media including film and art. The book investigates and promotes an awareness of an ethics of representation on questions of extreme emotional investment, comparing representations of the siege to representations of other traumatic events, visiting responses from those of different cultural backgrounds to the same event and considering implications with respect to comparative approaches. Chapters explore how literature, journalism and art contribute to overcoming the dangers of forgetting and denial, memorial excess and fundamentalism, the radicalization of violence, and the complete breakdown of trust on international levels, asking how they challenge geopolitical, intellectual, and psychological states of siege and instead promote awareness, acknowledgement, mourning, and justice across divided communities. The book extends the use of postcolonial methodologies affiliated with history, international relations, and psychoanalysis (memory, trauma) to Middle-Eastern studies, and visits the siege’s effect on different forms of memory and memorialization: selective memory, trauma, gaps and fissures in historical accounts, recording of eyewitness reports, and artistic re-imaginings and realizations of alternative archives.

Literary journalism in the twentieth century


Author: Norman Sims
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
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This book offers a forum for discussion, involving the reader in what becomes an active definition of literary journalism...Lively and readable, it also concerns the very essence of literature itself, showing how writers have reshaped styles to permit passages across the borders between fact and fiction, in the process investigating what these borders might be, and if they exist at all.

Russian Émigrés in the Intellectual and Literary Life of Interwar France

A Bibliographical Essay
Author: Leonid Livak
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773590986
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 584
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In a pioneering exploration of the intellectual and literary exchange between Russian émigrés and French intelligentsia in the 1920s and 1930s, Leonid Livak provides an impressively comprehensive bibliographic overview of a veritable "who's who" of Russian intellectuals and literati, listing all the material published by Russian émigrés or on topics pertaining to them during the period under study. Focusing attention on a largely ignored chapter of European cultural history, this volume challenges historical assumptions by demonstrating processes of cultural cross-fertilization and illuminates the precedents Russians set for political exiles in the twentieth century. A remarkable achievement in scholarship, Russian Émigrés in the Intellectual and Literary Life of Inter-War France is a valuable resource for admirers and researchers of French and Russian culture and European intellectual history.

Die Idiotin

Roman
Author: Elif Batuman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104028885
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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›Die Idiotin‹ ist ein unvergesslicher Roman, der am Elite-College Harvard spielt - von einer der originellsten Stimmen der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur: Elif Batuman. New Jersey, 1995: Selin, Tochter türkischer Immigranten, jung, hinreißend und ahnungslos, zieht aus, um in Harvard Literatur zu studieren. Die College-Wohnheime sind mit Albert Einstein-Postern und Lavalampen dekoriert, das Internet ist noch jung und die nächtlichen E-Mails, die ihr Ivan, der ungarische Mathestudent, schickt, sind ebenso bezaubernd wie unverständlich. Aber Selin manövriert sich tapfer durch die ersten Stürme der Erwachsenenjahre. Sie reist mit ihrer Freundin Svetlana nach Paris, lernt Russisch und Taekwondo – und dass die Liebe flüchtig ist. Ein Buch über die magische Zeit des Erwachsenwerdens und das Porträt einer jungen Frau, die auszieht, um ihren Platz in der Welt zu suchen – hellwach und feinsinnig erzählt.

Literature, Journalism and the Avant-Garde

Intersection in Egypt
Author: Associate Professor of Literary Studies Elizabeth Kendall,Elisabeth Kendall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134171757
Category: History
Page: 256
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The author explores the role of journalism in Egypt in effecting and promoting the development of modern Arabic literature from its inception in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Remapping the literary scene in Egypt over recent decades, Kendall focuses on the independent, frequently dissident, journals that were the real hotbed of innovative literary activity and which made a lasting impact by propelling Arabic literature into the post-modern era.

The Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative


Author: Phyllis Frus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521443241
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 292
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The Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative investigates the textuality of all discourse, arguing that the ideologically charged distinction between 'journalism' and 'fiction' is socially constructed rather than natural. Phyllis Frus separates literariness from aesthetic definitions, regarding it as a way of reading a text through its style to discover how it 'makes' reality.

The Encyclopedia of the Novel


Author: N.A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111877907X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1024
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Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.

Aesthetics, Politics, and Educational Inquiry

Essays and Examples
Author: Tom Barone
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820445205
Category: Education
Page: 266
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This collection of essays explores the possibilities of studying educational matters with the tools of narrative and literature. Written over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, these essays trace the literary turn in educational research toward forms of literary journalism, critical storytelling, and postmodern narrative. The articles are presented as biographical evidence of the author's ongoing quest for forms of educational research that are well-suited to the enormously complex nature of educational encounters. This collection includes both theoretical dissertations and actual case studies of schools and school people.

Modernism and Mobility

The Passport and Cosmopolitan Experience
Author: B. Chalk
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137439831
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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Tracing the changing conceptions of nationality in the work of traveling writers such as D.H. Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, and Claude McKay, Modernism and Mobility argues that the passport system is an indispensable segue into discussions of literary modernism.

Blasted Literature


Author: Deaglan O Donghaile
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748687696
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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By connecting Fenian and anarchist violence found in popular fiction from the 1880s to the early 1900s with the avant-garde writing of British modernism, Deaglan O Donghaile demonstrates that Victorian popular fiction and modernism were directly influence