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John C. Hartsock

John C. Hartsock

John C. Hartsock, Communication Studies Department, has had a new book accepted for publication by The University of Massachusetts Press. Hartsock’s Literary Journalism and the Aesthetics of Experience is due to be published in Fall 2015. The result of Hartsock’s most recent sabbatical project, the peer-reviewed volume explores theoretical issues that help to more clearly delineate narrative literary journalism as a genre, one that was long neglected by the academy. These include the advantages of a more traditional narrative approach to contemporary journalism practice, the distinctive nature of narrative literary journalism’s referentiality, the genre’s inherent assault on secular mythologies, and the relationship between the genre and memoir, among other concerns. Hartsock is the author of the critically acclaimed A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form, which was the first history of the genre and was published by University of Massachusetts Press in 2000. In 2011, his award-winning Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery was published by Cornell University Press. It is a narrative account of a mom-and-pop winery on Cayuga Lake.