Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom: The Authority Project

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Anna Leahy
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 222 pages
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Power and Identity In the Creative Writing Classroom remaps theories and practices for teaching creative writing at university and college level. This collection critiques well-established approaches for teaching creative writing in all genres and builds a comprehensive and adaptable pedagogy based on issues of authority, power, and identity. A long-needed reflection, this book shapes creative writing pedagogy for the 21st century.

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Personal Therapeutic Writing vs Literary Writing
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The Value and Cost of Nurturing
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The Romantic Myth
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Copyright

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Anna Leahy teaches creative writing and literature at North Central College in Illinois. Her poetry chapbook, Hagioscope, won the Sow's Ear Press Award; her children's activity book, The Insect Workbook, appeared in 1994; and individual poems and prose pieces have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. She has served as a coordinator of the Pedagogy Forum for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and has published scholarly work on pedagogy and the profession in several venues.

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