In this course we explore the boundary between literature and journalism. We ask questions about what makes a text, written or visual, journalistic and/or literary. We explore the conventionally-assumed differences between fictional and journalistic writing strategies. We examine the ‘sociological’, the ‘literary’, the ‘creative’ and the ‘documentary’ in relation to a range of texts, including documentary film, and contextualize engagements with South African texts within a historical and cultural framework. We also explore the relationships between creative and documentary forms of representation.
- Offered in: Semester 1
- Co-ordinator: Dr Claire Scott