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The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing : Cambridge Companions to Literature (Paperback) - David Morley

The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing

Cambridge Companions to Literature (Paperback)

By: David Morley (Editor), Philip Neilsen (Editor)


Published: 2nd February 2012
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Creative writing has become a highly professionalised academic discipline, with popular courses and prestigious degree programmes 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, analysing 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).

About the Author

David Morley is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. Philip Neilsen is Professor of Creative Writing at the Queensland University of Technology.

"Many creative writing teachers will find that this companion helps them refresh their teaching strategies." -Choice

List of illustrationsp. vii
Notes on contributorsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Foreword: on criticism and creativityp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Genres and Typesp. 9
A writing lesson: the three flat tyres and the outer storyp. 11
In conversation: a new approach to teaching long fictionp. 24
Genre and speculative fictionp. 37
Writing dramap. 52
Poetics and poetryp. 67
Travel writingp. 87
Creative writing and new mediap. 102
Creative translationp. 118
Life writingp. 133
Topicsp. 151
Serious play: creative writing and sciencep. 153
Outside the academyp. 171
Contemporary publishingp. 181
Imaginative crossings: trans-global and trans-cultural narrativesp. 196
Does that make sense? Approaches to the creative writing workshopp. 201
Further reading Indexp. 215
Indexp. 218
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ISBN: 9780521145367
ISBN-10: 0521145368
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 2nd February 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1