Rethinking Creative Writing in Higher Education: Programs and Practices That Work (Creative Writing Studies)

 
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Blurb: In this passionate, iconoclastic, survey of Creative Writing as an academic discipline, Stephanie Vanderslice provides a provocative critique of existing practice. She challenges enduring myths surrounding creative writing - not least, that writers learn most from workshops. Through case studies of best practice from America and elsewhere, Vanderslice provides a vision of change, showing how undergraduate and postgraduate programs can be reformed to re-engage with contemporary culture. Abstract: Creative writing as a discipline is a victim of its own success. The discipline needs now to demythogize and revitalize itself. Undergraduate and graduate programs need to be further differentiated. Programs over-reliant on the traditional creative writing workshop, with its focus on craft and on building community, are ill equipped to prepare students for the new realities of the creative economy. Programs need not only to improve the workshop experience of students, but also employ a more diverse, outward-looking, outcomes-oriented pedagogy and to make a more direct contribution to the development of a literate society.Much can be learnt from good practice; including distinctive and visionary programs; developed on both sides of the Atlantic and in Australia. Key terms: creative writing; literacy; pedagogy; programs; reflective; reform; teaching; visionary; workshop.

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Stephanie Vanderslice is Associate Professor of Writing, University of Central Arkansas. Stephanie's previous publications include Can It Really Be Taught: Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy (Heinemann), co-edited with Kelly Ritter.

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'This is a brave, serious, passionate and entertaining book' - Dr Steve May, Bath Spa University, UK '[An] excellent resource for ideas, for inspiration, and for sources on aspects of pedagogy for creative writing programs' - Kevin Brophy, Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses (Vol. 16, No. 1), text@textjournal.com.au 'This thoroughly researched, beautifully written, and altogether important book' - Erika Dreifus, Practicing Writing blog (www.erikadreifus.com).

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