ENG 118 The Documentary Impulse

Luke Bloomfield, T Th 1:10 PM-2:30 PM

 We rely on dominant media culture to formulate objective representations of our social reality. Yet surely the truths we learn from newspaper, magazine, radio, and television journalism are not all the truths, nor is the traditional way information gets presented always the most representative of the story being told. In this class, students will respond to alternative modes and structures of documentary writing, investigate the range of subjects oftentimes overlooked by conventional journalism, and explore the creative possibilities of expressing the world around us in their own writing. Limited to 15.