Taking place at The American University of Paris, 15-17 May, 2014, the annual conference of The International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS) will be hosted by the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Department of Global Communications. Along with its plenary speaker, Amy Wilentz, the conference will feature over eighty international scholars representing such fields as journalism, literary journalism, cultural history, film studies, women’s studies, African American studies, and French studies .
Workshops will range from “Humor, Satire, Grit and Gonzo in Literary Journalism” and “Expanding the Canon: Unconventional Literary Journalists” to “New Trends in Literary Journalism”” and “Literary Journalism and Justice.” The conference will include special panels on female literary journalists and two bi-lingual panels (French-English) on “Literary Reportage in the French-Speaking World.”
Here are your first views of the conference program, and the IALJS Newsletter (see especially the most recent Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring 2014, which features AUP’s Department of English and Comparative Literature), and Literary Journalism Studies, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies and published by Northwestern University Press.