June 2022 (Vol. 14, No. 1)

Complete Issue June 2022 (Vol. 14, No. 1) Individual Files Cover, Vol. 14, No. 1, June 2022 Table of Contents Submission Information Masthead Note From the Editor (Bill Reynolds) Danish Literary Journalism: Arts & Culture Danish Literary Journalism: Arts & Culture: Introduction (Christine Isager) The Kinship of Literary Journalism and Cultural Journalism: Everyday Life, Interpretation,…

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Hybrid, Funny, Dramatic and Back Together after Three Years

IALJS-16 was a conference like no other I feel I stand firmly on the safe side of truth when I state that the sixteenth conference of the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS) was like none of the previous ones.  First, it was devilishly difficult to organize because the COVID, travel, economic and political…

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2022 IALJS Annual Business Meeting Minutes

Minutes from meeting held at IALJS-16 in Santiago, Chile on 13 May 2022 President Rob Alexander called the 2022 annual business meeting of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies to order at 5:05 p.m.  It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from the 2021 IALJS annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, held remotely…

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The Lettered City

How the Crónicas of Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora helped shape New Spain  *Editor’s note: This article is from our archives. It originally appeared in Literary Journalism vol. 14, no. 2 (2020).  In Latin America, the crónica is an historical matter. Everything starts with the Crónicas de Indias, a group of texts written by conquerors, soldiers and…

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The Footprints in the Text

How do we keep an eye on process behind the product of literary journalism? I should start by acknowledging that I came to literary journalism studies per se (hereafter LJS) through something of a side-door:  from American Studies, where I had been most recently writing about police power. And aside from an unabashedly partisan stint…

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December 2023 (Vol. 14, No. 2)

Complete Issue December 2023 (Vol. 14, No. 2) Individual Files Cover, Vol. 14, No. 2, December 2023 Table of Contents Copyright Masthead Submission Information Note From the Editor (Bill Reynolds) Special Issue: German Literary Journalism Introduction… (Tobias Eberwein) Literary Journalism in the German-Speaking World (Hendrik Michael) Tracing the History of Literary Journalism in Germany: Developments,…

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New Insights on Orwell as a Literary Journalist

George Orwell is one of the most researched authors on the planet. But immerse yourself in the man’s life and writings and new insights emerge. Since becoming a sub-editor on my local newspaper in Nottingham in 1970, and being inspired by George Orwell, the wonderfully creative and radical, committed journalist, I had always wanted to…

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“Be That It Made Some Contribution”

A veteran literary journalist reflects on the craft and key stories in his new book, The Detective: And Other True Stories Why did I write these stories? That was my first thought when I read the galley for The Detective: And Other True Stories, in which Mike Sager and Alex Belth, both of Esquire lineage,…

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IALJS at AEJMC in Virtual New Orleans

For the second consecutive year, IALJS sessions at the annual AEJMC meeting were held virtually. Originally scheduled for New Orleans, the two online sessions on August 4 and August 6 were dedicated to the theme of “Activist Narrative Journalism: Aesthetics and Politics of Alternative Media.” The 2021 sessions were the first assembled by the new…

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About Us

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS) was founded on July 14, 2006, following the 1st International Conference on Literary Journalism in Nancy, France.

Conference Updates

The Eighteenth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-18), “Literary Journalism and the wond’rous glory of the everlasting stars,” will be held May 27-30, 2024, at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Conference Payments

All payments made to IALJS, whether for annual membership dues or conference fees, can now be made online. Members receive all IALJS announcements, the IALJS Newsletter, and the IALJS journal, Literary Journalism Studies.