We’ve produced the following concise resources for scholars of creative writing:
- for guidance on scholarly publishing, please clcik Resources on scholarly publishing;
- for links to journals and academic publishers in the area of creative writing studies, please click Academic publishing;
- for links to organisations, directories, news items, and online resources, please click Creative Writing Studies links.
Rethinking Creative Writing in Higher Education: ‘This is a brave, serious, passionate and entertaining book’ - Dr Steve May, Head of Department, Creative Writing, Bath Spa University. 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. For further information, please click here: Rethinking Creative Writing NBI.
Researching Creative Writing: The development of creative writing as a discipline brings with it an obligation to contribute to the production of knowledge. As a consequence, a considerable volume of work classified as research – especially doctoral degrees in creative writing – is now being produced. However, there is a lack of consensus over what constitutes research in this discipline. Approaches are sometimes ad hoc. Though there is a growing body of published material on creative arts research, much of it derived from visual or performing arts, this is not always readily applicable to writing. Researching Creative Writing:
- outlines the key values, logics and epistemological preliminaries of research;
- provides information about best practice in the creative research paradigm;
- explicates key methodological techniques for conducting research in, through and for writing;
- provide guidance on the construction of sound research projects that result in defensible outputs and original contributions to knowledge.
For further information, please click here: NBI JW 002.