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

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 246 pages
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This timely book takes a radical look at Creative Writing, the academy's newest success story. In an innovative historical and ideological survey of the origins of the verbal art form in universities and adult education, Wandor traces the fascinating and complex relationship between creative writing, English and literary theory. She offers a searching analysis and critique of the principles underlying current creative writing pedagogy, suggesting new approaches for teachers, students and 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.