Negotiating the Personal in Creative Writing

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Multilingual Matters, Aug 19, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 229 pages
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Carl Vandermeulen looks at creative writing and suggests a new theory that unsilences the writer and recognizes the complexities of the student-teacher relationship by focusing on dialogue rather than criticism.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Considering Where Were Coming From
1
More or Less Unfortunate Misunderstandings
22
Chapter 3 Reflection and the Dialogic Self
46
Chapter 4 Response in Writers Groups
68
Chapter 5 Teacher Response to Student Writing
86
Chapter 6 Negotiating Authority as Teachers Models Mentors
113
Chapter 7 Problems and Crises in Relationships
137
Chapter 8 Resolving Dilemmas of Grading
172
Chapter 9 Constructing the Practice and Identity of Writer
197
References
221
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Carl Vandermeulen is a generalist whose teaching has included journalism, photography, publication design, literature, teacher education, composition, rhetoric, and creative writing. Similarly, his writing ranged from Photography for Student Publications to studies of literature, rhetoric, communications, and teaching. He did not plan to write a book on creative writing pedagogy, but after he was caught off-guard by a poetry class that he had expected to go well, he had to understand why the opposite occurred. That research led to an article, and then to a survey of 150 CW teachers and interviews with dozens of respondents that provided much of the material for this book.

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