Creative Writing in the Digital Age: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy

Creative Writing in the Digital Age: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy


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Creative Writing in the Digital Age explores the vast array of opportunities that technology provides the Creative Writing teacher, ranging from effective online workshop models to methods that blur the boundaries of genre. From social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to more advanced software like Inform 7, the book investigates the benefits and potential challenges these technologies present instructors in the classroom. Written with the everyday instructor in mind, the book includes practical classroom lessons that can be easily adapted to creative writing courses regardless of the instructor's technical expertise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472574084
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/26/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,074,517
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michael Dean Clark is Associate Professor of Writing at Azusa Pacific University, USA. Formerly an award-winning jourbanalist, he is an author of fiction and nonfiction focused on loss, grace, and uncommon redemption. His fiction and nonfiction work has appeared in Fast Forward, Relief, Coach's Midnight Diner, and elsewhere.

Trent Hergenrader is Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. His academic research connects game-based learning and writing instruction, and his short fiction has appeared in such places as Fantasy & Science Fiction and Best Horror of the Year #1.

Joseph Rein is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, USA. His creative and critical work has appeared in such publications as The Pinch Literary Jourbanal, Laurel Review and New Writing, and he is co-editor of the book Dispatches from the Classroom: Graduate Students on Creative Writing (2011).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Part 1: Digital Influences on Creative Writing Studies

2. Creative Writing in the Age of Synapses (Graeme Harper, Oakland University, USA)
3. Screening Subjects: Workshop Pedagogy, Media Ecologies, and (New) Student Subjectivities (Adam Koehler, Manhattan College, USA)
4. Concentration, Form, and Ways of Seeing (Anna Leahy, Chapman University, USA)
5. Game Spaces: Videogames as Story-Generating Systems for Creative Writers: (Trent Hergenrader, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
6. “But What Can I Do with a Writing Degree?”: Using Technology to Leverage More Use from the Fiction Course (Michael Dean Clark, Point Loma Nazarene University, USA)
7. Digital Divides?: Two Creative Writers Look Askance at Composition Studies (Joe Amato and Kass Fleisher, Illinois State University, USA)

Part 2: Using Digital Tools as Creative Practice

8. Lost in Digital Translation: Navigating the Online Creative Writing Classroom (Joseph Rein, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, USA)
9. Giving an Account of Oneself: Teaching Identity Construction and Authorship in Creative Nonfiction and Social Media (Janelle Adsit, State University of New York-Albany, USA)
10. Reconsidering the Online Writing Workshop with #25wordstory (Abigail Scheg, Elizabeth City State University, USA)
11. Writing with Machines and Taroko Gorge (Jim Brown, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
12. Telling Stories with Maps and Rules: Using the Interactive Fiction Language “Inform 7” in a Creative Writing Workshop (Aaron Reed, University of California-Santa Cruz, USA)
13. Acting Out: Netprov in the Classroom (Rob Witting, University of Minnesota-Duluth, and Mark Marino, University of Southern California-Dornsife, USA)
14. Just What is Digital Storytelling, Anyway? (Christina Clancy, Beloit College, USA)
15. Creative Writing for New Media (Amy Letter, Drake University, USA)

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