(Re)Writing Craft: Composition, Creative Writing, and the Future of English Studies

(Re)Writing Craft: Composition, Creative Writing, and the Future of English Studies

by Tim Mayers
ISBN-10:
0822959690
ISBN-13:
9780822959694
Pub. Date:
04/16/2007
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press

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(Re)Writing Craft: Composition, Creative Writing, and the Future of English Studies

(Re)Writing Craft focuses on the gap that exists in many English departments between creative writers and compositionists on one hand, and literary scholars on the other, in an effort to radically transform the way English studies are organized and practiced today. In proposing a new form of writing he calls "craft criticism," Mayers, himself a compositionist and creative writer, explores the connections between creative writing and composition studies programs, which currently exist as separate fields within the larger and more amorphous field of English studies. If creative writing and composition studies are brought together in productive dialogue, they can, in his view, succeed in inverting the common hierarchy in English departments that privileges interpretation of literature over the teaching of writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822959694
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 04/16/2007
Series: Pitt Comp Literacy Culture Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tim Mayers is an assistant professor of English at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xvii
Composition, Creative Writing, and the Shifting Boundaries of English Studies     1
"Craft Criticism" and the Possibility of Theoretical Scholarship in Creative Writing     29
Writing, Reading, Thinking, and the Question Concerning Craft     65
Terms of an Alliance     97
Starting Somewhere     129
Notes     169
Works Cited     175
Index     183

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