The End of Creative Writing?
Challenges and Contexts for the XXIst Century
12th-14th September 2008
author of The Author Is Not Dead, Merely Somewhere Else: Creative Writing Reconceived
Professor Graeme Harper, University of Bangor
The Department of English at the University of Hull (UK) invites submissions for a three-day conference on the teaching of creative writing on 12th-14th September 2008.
The conference is dedicated to exploring the latest developments in creative writing and to opening discussion and debate about the future of the subject. Creative writing is one of the fastest growing subject areas in HE in the UK. The increasing use of creative writing in teaching literary studies, criticism of established pedagogical practices in creative writing, and the imminence of the first ever benchmark statement for creative writing make it clear that the subject is on brink of significant changes.
Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:
• Workshop and after – new approaches.
• The relationship between creative writing and literary studies.
• Differences between US and UK models of creative writing.
• The living author in the classroom.
• The relationship between creative writing and writing support.
• ‘Creative writing’ or just ‘writing’?
• ‘Skills’ or ‘practices’?
• Class, race and gender in the creative writing classroom.
• Supplementary discourses: the role of the student commentary.
Contributions may adopt historical, theoretical, formalist, rhetorical and political/cultural approaches. Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome, as are those which treat literatures and cultures other than English.
Contributions should be 15-20 minutes long.
Deadline for Submission: March 31st 2008
Please submit a 250-word abstract no later than March 31st 2008 to Professor Christopher Reid and Dr. David Kennedy.
Contact: Christopher Reid via email at: C.Reid@hull.ac.uk. David Kennedy via email at: D. Kennedy@hull.ac.uk.
Postal address: The Philip Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing, Department of English, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK.
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