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The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing

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Jonathan Bate, David Morley, Philip Neilsen, Ron Carlson, Maureen Freely, Kim Wilkins, Michelene Wandor, Bronwyn Lea, Kári Gislason, Hazel Smith, Fiona Sampson, Richard Beard, Christopher Hamilton-Emery, Jewell Parker Rhodes, A. L. Kennedy
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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521145367

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  • Creative writing has become a highly professionalized academic discipline, with popular courses and prestigious degree programs worldwide. This book is a must for all students and teachers of creative writing, indeed for anyone who aspires to be a published writer. It engages with a complex art in an accessible manner, addressing concepts important to the rapidly growing field of creative writing, while maintaining a strong craft emphasis, analyzing exemplary models of writing and providing related writing exercises. Written by professional writers and teachers of writing, the chapters deal with specific genres or forms – ranging from the novel to new media – or with significant topics that explore the cutting edge state of creative writing internationally (including creative writing and science, contemporary publishing and new workshop approaches).

    • Provides a cutting-edge view of creative writing for the twenty-first century - as a discipline in its own right and one that is practice-led
    • Thought-provoking chapters on the discipline's strengths, challenges and future
    • Includes a huge number of original, playful and entertaining writing games, field-tested internationally in schools and colleges
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    "Many creative writing teachers will find that this companion helps them refresh their teaching strategies."

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521145367
    • length: 246 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 150 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword: on criticism and creativity Jonathan Bate
    1. Introduction David Morley and Philip Neilsen
    Part I. Genres and Types:
    2. A writing lesson: the Three Flat Tires and the outer story Ron Carlson
    3. In conversation: a new approach to teaching long fiction Maureen Freely
    4. Genre and speculative fiction Kim Wilkins
    5. Writing drama Michelene Wandor
    6. Poetics and poetry Bronwyn Lea
    7. Travel writing Kári Gislason
    8. Creative writing and new media Hazel Smith
    9. Creative translation Fiona Sampson
    10. Life writing Philip Neilsen
    Part II. Topics:
    11. Serious play: creative writing and science David Morley
    12. Outside the academy Richard Beard
    13. Contemporary publishing Christopher Hamilton-Emery
    14. Imaginative crossings: transglobal and transcultural narratives Jewell Parker Rhodes
    15. Does that make sense? Approaches to the creative writing workshop A. L. Kennedy
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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Creative Writing
    • Advanced Poetry Writing
    • Creative Writing and Conversation
    • Intro to Creative Writing
    • Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
    • Introduction to Creative Writing
    • Language Arts Writing Lab and Creative Writing
    • Techniques of Prose Fcition - Writing Workshop
    • Writing in variety of modes
  • Editors

    David Morley, Warwick University
    David Morley is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick.

    Philip Neilsen, Queensland University of Technology
    Philip Neilsen is Professor of Creative Writing at the Queensland University of Technology.


    Jonathan Bate, David Morley, Philip Neilsen, Ron Carlson, Maureen Freely, Kim Wilkins, Michelene Wandor, Bronwyn Lea, Kári Gislason, Hazel Smith, Fiona Sampson, Richard Beard, Christopher Hamilton-Emery, Jewell Parker Rhodes, A. L. Kennedy

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