The author is not dead, merely somewhere else: creative writing reconceived

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Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 15, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 246 pages
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This timely book takes a radical and innovative look at Creative Writing, the academy's newest success story Michelene Wandor has written the first history of Creative Writing, analysing its relationship with English, literary studies and cultural theory, and theorising its pedagogy. Erudite and provocative, the book presents a searching critique of Creative Writing's aims, its position in higher education, and the methodology of the workshop format in which it is conventionally taught. Written with wit, intelligence and authority, The Author is not Dead, Merely Somewhere Elseargues for a radical reconception of the subject, suggesting inspiring strategies for change. The book is indispensable reading for teachers and students, as well as all those concerned with the future of literature.

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Contents

What is creative writing?
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Autodidacticism and the Politics of Literacy
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English at Oxbridge
27
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

MICHELENE WANDOR is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at London Metropolitan University, UK, and is a well-known playwright, poet, broadcaster and public intellectual. Her critical publications include Postwar British Drama (Routledge) and she has recently contributed to the English Subject Centre's Creative Writing Good Practice Guidelines.