JRN 280 (LA)

The Literature of Fact: Writing and Reporting on Place

Pico Iyer

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Our sense of home and our sense of "the foreign" are being extended, and upended, daily. How can we explore everywhere from Ethiopia to the local airport in words that catch more than any other medium can manage? Through writing about journeys both inner and outer, through conversations with seasoned professionals, and through reading nonfiction from Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Richard Rodriguez to Thoreau, students will see how the literature of place blends memoir, reportage, and reflection to map our constantly changing planet--and our experiences across it.

If the course fills, students may email Margo Bresnen, Journalism Program Manager, at mbresnen@princeton.edu to be put on a wait list. Please include a paragraph explaining your interest in the course.
If you have submitted an application for the JRN certificate but are unable to enroll in a seat for certificate students, email Margo Bresnen at mbresnen@princeton.edu.

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