Researching Creative Writing by Jen Webb

Title: Researching Creative Writing

Author: Jen Webb is Distinguished Professor, Creative Practice, at the University of Canberra.

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Creative writing and academic research can seem uncomfortable bedfellows. But in this learned, practical book, Jen Webb shows how ‘research practices can invigorate writing; creative practices can invigorate research; and – if properly organised and managed – creative writing can operate as a mode of knowledge generation, a way of exploring problems and answering questions that matter in our current context’. Researching creative writing enables writer-researchers to craft a toolkit that will help them produce better creative work and more rigorous research work.

Contents:
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.

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Bibliographic information:

Subject: creative writing
Cover image: Ruins and Relics (no. 4) © Rika Newcombe
Cover design: Benn Linfield

Formats and ISBNs:

  • Hardback (2015): 978-1-907076-37-4
  • ePub (2015): 978-1-907076-16-9
  • PDF (2015): 978-1-907076-35-0

Publication Date: June 2015

Extent: 271 pp.

Imprint: Creative Writing Studies

Publisher: Frontinus Ltd (http://pandhp.com)

Key terms: craft of research; creative practice; creative writing; data management; methodology; reflective practice; research; research design; research methods; research writing.

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