Creative Writing and Education

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  • Copyright: 2015-04-01
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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This book explores creative writing and its various relationships to education through a number of short, evocative chapters written by key players in the field. At times controversial, the book presents issues, ideas and pedagogic practices related to creative writing in and around education, with a focus on higher education. The volume aims to give the reader a sense of contemporary thinking and to provide some alternative points of view, offering examples of how those involved feel about the relationship between creative writing and education. Many of the contributors play notable roles in national and international organizations concerned with creative writing and education. The book also includes a Foreword by Philip Gross, who won the 2009 TS Eliot Prize for poetry.

Author Biography

Graeme Harper is a Professor of Creative Writing at Oakland University, Michigan, USA. He is Series Editor of New Writing Viewpoints, as well as Editor of New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. Graeme was the inaugural chair of the Higher Education Committee at the UK's National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE). He is an award-winning fiction writer and a former Commonwealth Scholar in Creative Writing.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Philip Gross

Creative Writing and Education: An Introduction: Graeme Harper

Chapter 1. Randall Albers and Steve May: Revelation, Transgression, Disclosure, and the Tyranny of Truth

Chapter 2. Liz Cashdan and Moy McCrory: Dragging the Corpse: Landscape & Memory

Commentary: Marcela Sulak

Chapter 3. Dianne Donnelly: Embracing the Learning Paradigm: How Assessment Drives Creative Writing Pedagogy

Chapter 4. Toby Emert and Maureen Hall: Greater Satisfaction from the Labor: Creative Writing as a Text Response Strategy in the Teacher Education Classroom

Commentary: Paul Munden

Chapter 5. Fan Dai: Creative Writing as Education in the Chinese Context

Commentary: Asma Mansoor

Chapter 6. Craig Batty, Simon Holloway and Gill James (with Graeme Harper): Questions and Answers: Responding to Creative Writing Teaching and Learning

Commentary: Katharine Coles

Chapter 7. Nigel McLoughlin: Interpretation, Affordance and Realised Intention: the transaction(s) between reader and writer.

Chapter 8. Gail Pittaway: Movement, maps, mnemonics and music: teaching fiction and poetry writing using sight and sound

Commentary: Sieneke de Rooij

Chapter 9. Jeri Kroll: Originality and Research: Knowledge Production in Creative Writing Doctoral Degrees

Chapter 10. Kevin Brophy and Elizabeth MacFarlane: Re-designing the lecture in a cyber-world: a creative writing case study

Commentary: Maggie Butt

Chapter 11. Michael Theune and Bob Broad: The Poetry of Evaluation

Chapter 12. Nigel Krauth: The Radical Future of Teaching Creative Writing

Commentary Brooke Biaz

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