Towards a Poetics of Creative Writing

This book offers an in-depth study of the poetics of creative writing as a subject in the dramatically changing context of practice as research, taking into account the importance of the subjectivity of the writer as researcher.

Author: Dominique Hecq

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This book offers an in-depth study of the poetics of creative writing as a subject in the dramatically changing context of practice as research, taking into account the importance of the subjectivity of the writer as researcher. It explores creative writing and theory while offering critical antecedents, theoretical directions and creative interchanges. The book narrows the focus on psychoanalysis, particularly with regard to Lacan and creative practice, and demonstrates that creative writing is research in its own right. The poetics at stake neither denotes the study or the techniques of poetry, but rather the means by which writers formulate and discuss attitudes to their work.

Creative Writing and the New Humanities

Is there a poetics of Creative Writing? In order to answer this question we must first ... David Lodge includes an essay entitled 'Towards a Poetics of Fiction: An Approach through Language'. The use of the word which I am interested in ...

Author: Paul Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134320844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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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.

Handbook of Creative Writing

Dasenbrock, Reed Way (2004), 'Toward a Common Market: arenas of cooperation in literary study', Profession, New York: Modern Language Association, 63–73. Dawson, Paul (2003), 'Towards a new poetics in creative writing pedagogy', TEXT, ...

Author: Steven Earnshaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748689774

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms

Research Methods in Creative Writing

34 Hazel Smith, The Writing Experiment: Strategies for Innovative Creative Writing. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2005. ... 37 Sarah Jackson, 'The Textual Skin: Towards a Tactile Poetics'. Sussex University, DPhil thesis, 2009, p.

Author: Jeri Kroll

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137272546

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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A guide to the modes and methods of Creative Writing research, designed to be invaluable to university staff and students in formulating research ideas, and in selecting appropriate strategies. Creative writing researchers from around the globe offer a selection of models that readers can explore and on which they can build.

Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing

There are no universal standards for “good writing”; however, there are conventions that are particular to ... The critical creative writing curriculum emphasizes narratology and poetics in order to give students a sense of the lineages ...

Author: Janelle Adsit

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350023888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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The creative writing workshop has existed since the early part of the 20th century, but does it adequately serve the students who come to it today? While the workshop is often thought of as a form of student-centered pedagogy, it turns out that workshop conversations serve to marginalize a range of aesthetic orientations and the cultural histories to which they belong. Given the shifting demographics of higher education, it is time to re-evaluate the creative writing curriculum and move literary writing pedagogy toward a more inclusive, equitable model. Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing makes the argument that creative writing stands upon problematic assumptions about what counts as valid artistic production, and these implicit beliefs result in exclusionary pedagogical practices. To counter this tendency of creative writing, this book proposes a revised curriculum that rests upon 12 threshold concepts that can serve to transform the teaching of literary writing craft. The book also has a companion website offering supplemental materials such as lesson plans and course materials. The ebook editions of this book are available open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence on Open access was funded by Knowledge Unlatched.

Toward a New Poetics

In this collection of twelve interviews with some of France's most important poets and writers, Serge Gavronsky introduces American readers to these exciting new developments.

Author: Serge Gavronsky

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520915232

Category: Poetry

Page: 388

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A quiet revolution is taking place in avant-garde French poetry and prose. In this collection of twelve interviews with some of France's most important poets and writers, Serge Gavronsky introduces American readers to these exciting new developments. As Gavronsky explains, a neolyricism is now replacing the formalism of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. In his substantial introduction, Gavronsky notes how the ideological definition of writing (écriture) has given way to more open forms of writing. Human experiences of the most ordinary kinds are finding a place in the text. These interviews offer a view of the poets' and writers' creative processes and range over such topics as current literary theory, the impact of American poetry in France, and the place of feminism in contemporary French writing. Each interview is accompanied by samples of the writer's work in French and in Gavronsky's English translations. Toward a New Poetics provides a highly informative cultural and critical perspective on contemporary writing in France, introducing us to works which are now transforming the idea of literature itself.

Ranciere Now

The focus of Creative Writing pedagogy is on the how of producing textual effects; its emphasis on form restores an ... It inclines the novel towards a narrative poetics of causes and effects and away from an expressive poetics of ...

Author: Oliver Davis

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745662572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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The French philosopher Jacques Rancière is well known across the world for his groundbreaking contributions to aesthetic and political theory and for his radical rethinking of the question of equality. This much-needed new collection situates Rancière's thought in a range of practical and theoretical contexts. These specially commissioned essays cover the complete history of Rancière's work and reflect its interdisciplinary reach. They span his early historical research of the 1960s and '70s, his celebrated critique of pedagogy and his later political theory of dissensus and disagreement, as well as his ongoing analysis of literature and 'the aesthetic regime of art'. Rancière's resistance to psychoanalytic thinking is also explored, as are his most recent publications on film and film theory. Contributors include Tom Conley, Carolyn Steedman, Geneviève Fraisse, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jeremy Lane, and many more. The book also includes a brand new interview with Rancière, reflecting on his intellectual project and developing new lines of thought from his latest major work, Aisthesis. Rancière Now will be essential reading for students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences; it will stimulate and inspire discussion of Rancière’s work for years to come.

Teaching Poetry Writing

Berlin, J. (1987) Rhetoric and Reality: Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1900– 1985. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Berry, R.M. (1994) Theory, creative writing, and the impertinences of history.

Author: Tom C. Hunley

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853599743

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

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"Teaching Poetry Writing: A Five-Canon Approach" is a comprehensive alternative to the full-class workshop approach to poetry writing instruction. In the five-canon approach, peer critique of student poems takes place in online environments, freeing up class time for writing exercises and lessons based on the five canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery.

Creative Writing in the Digital Age

... and poetics.) Paul Dawson has attempted to show how these divides, or at least creative writing and literary studies, might be better navigated—whether here in the United States, in England, or in Australia—by a dialogic turn toward ...

Author: Michael Dean Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472574091

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Creative Writing in the Digital Age explores the vast array of opportunities that technology provides the Creative Writing teacher, ranging from effective online workshop models to methods that blur the boundaries of genre. From social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to more advanced software like Inform 7, the book investigates the benefits and potential challenges these technologies present instructors in the classroom. Written with the everyday instructor in mind, the book includes practical classroom lessons that can be easily adapted to creative writing courses regardless of the instructor's technical expertise.

Mystery and Suspense in Creative Writing

However, as this work shows, in practical creative writing the new normative poetics is no longer just normative but goes beyond the bounds of what is obligatory, moving towards the wider spaces of freedom. BIBLIOGRAPHY Ackerman, Diane.

Author: Jacek Dąbała

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643902078

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Mystery and Suspense in Creative Writing presents a systematic analysis of a very important aspect of writing by integrating it with journalistic, media, and communication studies. The book examines the specific rules for creating intrigue and suspense, and confronts their universal features with selected literary texts. The individual texts emphasize the importance of understanding the emotions through transformation of various archetypes. The rules postulated by creative writing for building drama and tension in such texts often deal with this profound issue. They are thus not an end in themselves, but actually lead to more mature writing. Therefore, they essentially contribute to developing one's creative talent and communication skills. The paradigm of creative writing serves to shape the creativity of students of various disciplines, including not only literary studies and journalism, but also such diverse areas as medicine and information technology. (Series: International Studies in Hermeneutics and Phenomenology - Vol. 7)