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Books and eBooks - Creative Writing (higher education)
Creative Writing and the New Humanities by
Publication Date: 2005-06-22
This book examines the institutional history and disciplinary future of creative writing in the contemporary academy, looking well beyond the perennial questions 'can writing be taught?' and 'should writing be taught?'. Paul Dawson traces the emergence of creative writing alongside the new criticism in American universities; examines the writing workshop in relation to theories of creativity and literary criticism; and analyzes the evolution of creative writing pedagogy alongside and in response to the rise of 'theory' in America, England and Australia. Dawson argues that the discipline of creative writing developed as a series of pedagogic responses to the long-standing 'crisis' in literary studies. His polemical account provides a fresh perspective on the importance of creative writing to the emergence of the 'new humanities' and makes a major contribution to current debates about the role of the writer as public intellectual.
Rethinking Creative Writing in Higher Education by
Publication Date: 2011-04-30
In this passionate, iconoclastic, survey of Creative Writing as an academic discipline, Stephanie Vanderslice provides a provocative critique of existing practice. She challenges enduring myths surrounding creative writing OCo not least, that writers learn most from workshops. Through case studies of best practice from America and elsewhere, Vanderslice provides a vision of change, showing how undergraduate and postgraduate programs can be reformed to re-engage with contemporary culture."
(Re)Writing Craft by
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
"(Re)Writing Craft explores the past, present, and possible future relationships between composition studies and creative writing, two subfields of English studies that have struggled for recognition and prestige in the shadow of the dominant presence in English departments: literary studies. Author Tim Mayers, himself a compositionist and creative writer, proposes an alliance between composition and creative writing by which these subfields would stand to gain substantially more than by simply reconciling themselves individually with literary studies."--BOOK JACKET