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Research Methods in Creative Writing

By Jeri Kroll, Graeme Harper

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Format: Paperback, 232 pages
Published In: United States, 01 December 2012
What research methods and strategies govern Creative Writing? What research lies behind it as an academic discipline? What conceptions of research determine the shape and outcome of the act of Creative Writing? "Research Methods in Creative Writing" provides a guide to modes and methods of Creative Writing research. It will be invaluable to prospective and current university staff and students in formulating research ideas, and in selecting appropriate strategies. The book will comprise an introduction to Creative Writing research, with a detailed account of the different notions of what research entails in Creative Writing. It will include chapters from Creative Writing researchers worldwide; and links to the programmes these researchers have devised to develop research among their students, from upper levels of undergraduate study to postgraduate study.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Poetics and Creative Writing Research; K.Lasky .- Non-fiction Writing Research; D.L.Brien.- Modelling the Creative Writing Process; M.MacRobert .- New Modes of Creative Writing Research; K.Spencer.- The Creative Writing Laboratory and its Pedagogy; J.Kroll .- The Generations of Creative Writing Research; G.Harper.- Forward, Wayward: The Writer in the World's Text, at Large; K.Coles Creative Writing and Theory /Theory without Credentials; D.Hecq.- Transcultural Writing and Research; G.Mort .- Conclusion.- Selected Further Reading.

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The readings offer fresh ways of looking at old problems and quandaries that come with the territory of teaching creative writing' - Nat Hardy, Associate Professor, Savannah State University, USA 'A rich and varied resource, with invaluable advice, debate and provocation.' - Matt Morrison, Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster

About the Author

JERI KROLL is Professor in the Department of English, Creative Writing and Australian Studies at Flinders University, Australia. She was formerly president of the Australian Association of Writing Programs and is on the boards of New Writing, TEXT and Write4Children. She is the co-editor (with Graeme Harper) of Creative Writing Studies: Practice, Research and Pedagogy. GRAEME HARPER is Director of The Honors College and Professor of English at Oakland University, Michigan, USA. He was Chair of Higher Education at the National Association of Writers in Education and is Editor of New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. He is also series editor of Palgrave Macmillan's Approaches to Writing series and has edited Teaching Creative Writing and Creative Writing Studies. He holds doctorates in Creative Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney and from the University of East Anglia, UK.

Reviews

'The readings offer fresh ways of looking at old problems and quandaries that come with the territory of teaching creative writing' - Nat Hardy, Associate Professor, Savannah State University, USA 'A rich and varied resource, with invaluable advice, debate and provocation.' - Matt Morrison, Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster

EAN: 9780230242678
ISBN: 0230242677
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Dimensions: 21.34 x 13.72 x 1.27 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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