IALJS-AEJMC: "Literary Journalism: Telling Stories, Defining Citizenship"

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS)
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IALJS at the AEJMC Annual Conference: St Louis, MO, U.S.A., 10:00-11:30am, Saturday 13 August 2011.

Participants who might be interested in taking part in the
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS)
panel described below are invited to contact the panel organizer with a preliminary title and a brief abstract of their presentation no later than 30 April 2011. Interest from graduate students is particularly encouraged.

Description of Panel: One of the constants in the practice and study of literary journalism is the privileged place of "story." Whatever other qualities are open to argument, it is largely agreed that the centrality of narrative is almost always paramount in the genre. The hope of the proposed roundtable panel discussion is that the participants will address, from a variety of political perspectives and sociocultural approaches, the interrelationship between the stories literary journalists choose (and have historically chosen) to tell and the journalism's role in creating a context for a culturally vibrant and/or politically informed citizenship.

The organizer is Josh Roiland, and his e-mail is and tel. +1-314-550-9156