2nd Transnational Literary Journalism Summer School: “Literary Journalism of the Interwar Years: The Cases of France, Germany and England”

deadline for submissions: 
May 20, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
John S. Bak / Université de Lorraine



The second Summer School of the ReportAGES research project, this six-day graduate course for Master’s and PhD students – throughout Europe and, potentially, the Americas – of Journalism, Communications, Media Studies, English, German, or French Literature, Cultural Studies or Government Policy will explore how historical trends in narrative literary journalism in France, Germany and other nations of the interwar years reshaped the media landscape of each country, distinguishing a European development of the genre not just from its Anglo-American cousins but also from each other.

Following morning and afternoon workshops and lectures on eight principal themes treated in literary journalism (e.g., war, documentary aesthetics, journalistic traditions), students (Master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral) and interested faculty members will be introduced to the historical and cultural motivations behind the current popularity of literary journalism in France, Germany and other nations.

Professional in the field of literary reportage, Alain Lallemand (confirmed), will speak to the graduate students and faculty about his experiences in researching and producing reportages over the years for the Belgian daily Le Soir.