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JN4003 - Journalism and Literature

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

Through a series of readings, this subject examines aspects of journalism and literature, with particular emphasis on the points and places where the two overlap. Students will be encouraged to develop an aesthetic and historical understanding of the journalistic uses of literature, particularly of fiction and the literary qualities of journalism. Particular attention is paid to issues of text, style and discourse.

Learning Outcomes

  • to demonstrate applied literary critical skills;
  • to develop advanced skills in presentation and written argument;
  • to develop an appreciation of the relations between literature and journalism.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Maxine Newlands
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (40%); seminar paper (20%).

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