Can It Really Be Taught?: Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy / Edition 1

Can It Really Be Taught?: Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy / Edition 1

by Kelly Ritter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0867095881

ISBN-13: 2900867095882

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Heinemann

The process of creativity is shrouded in mystery and lore, but that doesn't mean that the teaching of creative writing has to remain in the dark. Can It Really Be Taught? shines a bright light on creative writing pedagogy, with a special focus on that hallmark of fiction and poetry classes everywhere--the workshop--in order to discover what works, what doesn't, and

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The process of creativity is shrouded in mystery and lore, but that doesn't mean that the teaching of creative writing has to remain in the dark. Can It Really Be Taught? shines a bright light on creative writing pedagogy, with a special focus on that hallmark of fiction and poetry classes everywhere--the workshop--in order to discover what works, what doesn't, and what is purely apocryphal.

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ISBN-13:
2900867095882
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: Creative Writing and the Persistence of "Lore"   Kelly Ritter   Stephanie Vanderslice     xi
Lore's Cradle: Creative Writing and the Academy
Figuring the Future: Lore and/in Creative Writing   Tim Mayers     1
Against Reading   Katherine Haake     14
Charming Tyrants and Faceless Facilitators: The Lore of Teaching Identities in Creative Writing   Mary Ann Cain     28
Inside the Creative Writing Classroom: Lore Resisted and Perpetuated
"A Better Time Teaching": A Dialogue About Pedagogy and the Antioch-LA MFA   David Starkey   Eloise Klein Healy     38
Both Sides of the Desk: Experiencing Creative Writing Lore as a Student and as a Professor   Priscila Uppal     46
Creativity, Caring, and The Easy "A": Rethinking the Role of Self-Esteem in Creative Writing Pedagogy   Anna Leahy     55
Bestsellers and Blockbusters: Lore and Popular Culture
Writing In Public: Popular Pedagogies of Creative Writing   Michelle Cross     67
Putting Wings on the Invisible: Voice, Authorship and the Authentic Self   Patrick Bizzaro   Michael McClanahan     77
Box Office Poison: The Influence of Writers in Films on Writers (in Graduate Programs)   Wendy Bishop   Stephen Armstrong     91
After Words: Lore and Discipline   Peter Vandenberg     105
Appendix     111

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