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Researching Creative Writing

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Table of Contents

Abstract; 1 Chapter 1: An introduction - What is research?; PART 1: Designing the research; Chapter 2 - Finding a project; Chapter 3 - The epistemological preliminaries; Chapter 4 - The craft of research; PART 2: Doing research; Chapter 5 - Writing as research; Chapter 6 - Research and other people; Chapter 7 - Research and the environment; PART 3: From materials to the published work; Chapter 8 - Managing the material; Chapter 9 - Writing and telling; Acknowledgements; References; Glossary of key terms; Index

About the Author

Jen Webb is Distinguished Professor, Creative Practice, at the University of Canberra. Her research focuses on the politics and social location of art, and on the process and practice of creative writing. Her creative work includes the poetry collection, Proverbs from Sierre Leone (2004, Five Islands Press) and the short story collection, Ways of Getting By (2006, Ginninderra Press).


"This book is going to be become an important book. It is a joy to read, whether dipping in or reading the whole thing, because it is learned yet accessible without being patronising. A difficult balance to achieve by anyone. The text deals with some very complex ideas relating to practice driven research embedded within creativity and criticality." - Dr. Vanessa Harbour ( // "This is a book that has the potential to help creative writers 'make knowledge festive' in the process of creating their research projects. It is structured logically so as to make for optimal comprehension. It is superbly written and gives exciting examples of writers and books that illustrate the process of researching creative writing and writing as research. A book to which I shall refer repeatedly and which I highly recommend not only for tertiary students doing higher research degrees, or academics, but for all writers interested in research as part of the process of their practice." - Sue Bond, The Compulsive Reader ( // Any reviewer would be hard-pressed to find flaws or omissions in this impressive, scholarly work...Overall, Researching Creative Writing is lucidly-written, logically-structured, and convincingly argued. It offers a concise overview of the field and creative-critical discourse. It is a lighthouse in the pea soup surrounding practice-based research, and as such is useful and welcome." - Kevan Manwaring, Writing in Education

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