Teaching Creative Writing

Paperback | November 27, 2012

EditorHeather Beck

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Teaching Creative Writing includes lively contributions from over two dozen leading practitioners in the field. Topics addressed include history of Creative Writing, workshops, undergraduate, postgraduate, reflective activities, assessment, critical theory, and information technology.

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Teaching Creative Writing includes lively contributions from over two dozen leading practitioners in the field. Topics addressed include history of Creative Writing, workshops, undergraduate, postgraduate, reflective activities, assessment, critical theory, and information technology.

HEATHER BECK is a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at The Writing School, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK,where she established an online Masters Degree in Creative Writing in 2002. She writes fiction, and her publications include a novel, entitled Home is Where.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 11.1 × 5.73 × 0.52 inPublished:November 27, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction; H.Beck
PART I: HISTORY
A Short History of Creative Writing in British Universities; G.Harper
A History of Creative Writing in America; D.Henry
On the Reform of Creative Writing; D.Myers
PART II: WORKSHOPS
Creative Writing as Creative Reading in the Poetry Workshop; R.B.Du Plessis & J.Osman
The Irrational Element in the Undergraduate Poetry Workshop: Beyond Craft; G.Hawkins
The Creative Writing Workshop – A Survival Kit; M.Wandor
PART III: UNDERGRADUATE
Undergraduate Creative Writing Provision in the UK: Origins, Trends, and Student Views; S.May
Undergraduate Creative Writing in the USA: Buying in Isn't Selling Out; A.Leahy
Hidden Purposes of Undergraduate Creative Writing: Power, Self, and Knowledge; H.Ostrom
No Factories, Please – We're Writers; M.Freely
PART IV: POSTGRADUATE
Teaching Creative Writing at Postgraduate Levels: the Sheffield Hallam Experience; S.Earnshaw
Creative Writing and Ph.D Research; J.Cook
A Critique of Postgraduate Workshops and a Case for Low Residency MFAs; R.Hemley
PART V: REFLECTIVE ACTIVITIES
Reflections on Reflection: Supplementary Discourses in Creative Writing Teaching in the UK; R.Sheppard
The Lynchpin in the Workshop: Student Critique and Reflection; S.Vanderslice
From Wales to Vermont – A Round Trip – Creative Writing in the USA and UK; T.Curtis
PART VI: CRITICAL THEORY
Thinking Systematically About What We Do; K.Haake
Re…creation, Critique, and Catalysis: Critical-Creative Rewriting in Theory and Practice; R.Pope
Couplings, Matings, Hybridisations: What Writers Can Gain from Critical Theory; K.Lasky
PART VI: ASSESSMENT
Assessment of Poetry in Higher Education: What Are the Limits?; M.S.Robert
Assessment as Empowerment: Grading Entry-Level Creative Writing Students; M.Cantrell
Ranking Student Writing as Bad Pedagogy and a Bogus Pretense of Objectivity; S.O'Connor
PART VIII: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
New Tools for Timeless Work: Technological Advances in Creative Writing Pedagogy; J.A.Nieves & J.Moxley
Lancaster University's Creative Writing MA by Distance Learning; G.Mort
Further Reading
Index