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Active Reading

Author : Ben Knights
ISBN : 9781847062635
Genre : Education
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This book makes a practical case that re-writing should be a core activity for English students, complementing analytical activity, and providing bridges between creative writing, media studies, and traditional forms of reading and criticism.

The Author Is Not Dead Merely Somewhere Else

Author : Michelene Wandor
ISBN : 9781137058232
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Wandor has written the first history of Creative Writing in the UK, analyzing its complex relationship with English and literary theory. Erudite and provocative, the book presents a searching critique of Creative Writing pedagogy, arguing for new approaches. Indispensable for teachers, students and everyone concerned with the future of literature.

Creativity And Learning In Secondary English

Author : Andrew McCallum
ISBN : 9780415620703
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Creativity in secondary English lessons today is a democratically conceived quality that all pupils are expected to achieve and a resource on which all are entitled to draw. But what exactly is creativity? And how does it relate to English? Creativity and Learning in Secondary English answers these questions, and others, by arguing for a version of creativity that sees it as an ordinary, everyday part of successful classroom practice, central to processes of meaning-making, dialogic interaction and textual engagement. In this construction, creativity is not just linked to learning; it is the driving force behind learning itself, offering pupils the opportunity to transform their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. This book borrows from a range of theories about creativity and about learning, while remaining largely practical in focus. It contains numerous examples for teachers of how to apply ideas about creativity in the classroom. In doing so, it attempts to maintain the subject’s core identity while also keeping abreast of contemporary social, pedagogical and technological developments. The result is a refreshing challenge to some of the more mundane approaches to English teaching on offer in an age focussed excessively on standardisation and teaching to tests. Practical applications of creativity include: Using picture books and graphic novels to stimulate multimodal responses Placing pupils in the role of the teacher Devising marketing campaigns for class novels Adopting experimental approaches to redrafting Encouraging ‘extreme’ forms of re-creative writing Focusing on how to ‘listen’ to texts Creating sound-scapes for poems Thought-provoking and provocative, this textbook draws on current best practice in English teaching and will equip trainee and practising teachers with a wide range of strategies that will lead to greater creativity in the classroom.

English Studies The State Of The Discipline Past Present And Future

Author : N. Gildea
ISBN : 9781137478054
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An accessible and wide-ranging consideration of concerns facing English Studies in its surrounding context of the university and society. The contributors to this volume seek to trace, in the face of current challenges, historical and contemporary debates surrounding English Studies.

Jump Start

Author : Robert Wolf
ISBN : 0195140435
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Includes the author's writing techniques from his workshops using such methods as storytelling, visualization, spontaneous prose composition, and sketching.

Creative Writing And The New Humanities

Author : Paul Dawson
ISBN : 0415332206
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book examines the institutional history and disciplinary future of creative writing in the contemporary academy, looking well beyond the perennial questions 'can writing be taught?' and 'should writing be taught?'. Paul Dawson traces the emergence of creative writing alongside the new criticism in American universities; examines the writing workshop in relation to theories of creativity and literary criticism; and analyzes the evolution of creative writing pedagogy alongside and in response to the rise of 'theory' in America, England and Australia. Dawson argues that the discipline of creative writing developed as a series of pedagogic responses to the long-standing 'crisis' in literary studies. His polemical account provides a fresh perspective on the importance of creative writing to the emergence of the 'new humanities' and makes a major contribution to current debates about the role of the writer as public intellectual.

Textual Shakespeare

Author : Graham Holderness
ISBN : 1902806212
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Reviewing debates in textual theory and practice, this examination concludes that Shakespeare is not a writer but a collection of documents. The argument is presented that modern Shakespeare editions are radical rewritings and that contemporary textual theory opens the way to much more inventive textual activities of reconstruction and translation. This book draws on a wide range of sources, from classical poetry and deconstructionist theory to Anglo-Saxon verse and modern bibliographical scholarship.

Veronica Forrest Thomson And Language Poetry

Author : Alison Mark
ISBN : 0746309120
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study explores the important of, and the relationship between, the work of the innovative poet and literary theorist Veronica Forrest-Thomson (1947-75), and that of the contemporary North American Language poets.

The Transformative Humanities

Author : Mikhail Epstein
ISBN : 9781441160942
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In his famous classification of the sciences, Francis Bacon not only catalogued those branches of knowledge that already existed in his time, but also anticipated the new disciplines he believed would emerge in the future: the "desirable sciences." Mikhail Epstein echoes, in part, Bacon's vision and outlines the "desirable" disciplines and methodologies that may emerge in the humanities in response to the new realities of the twenty-first century. Are the humanities a purely scholarly field, or should they have some active, constructive supplement? We know that technology serves as the practical extension of the natural sciences, and politics as the extension of the social sciences. Both technology and politics are designed to transform what their respective disciplines study objectively. The Transformative Humanities: A Manifesto addresses the question: Is there any activity in the humanities that would correspond to the transformative status of technology and politics? It argues that we need a practical branch of the humanities which functions similarly to technology and politics, but is specific to the cultural domain.

Creativity Rules

Author : John Vorhaus
ISBN : 1879505509
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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There is a gap between the writers we are and the writers we want to be. This book helps to close that gap with a lively examination of the creative process and an engaging set of exercises designed to shake you free of the doldrums and quickly plunge you into the act of writing. Learn how to: make creative choices with confidence; improve access to your own ideas; conquer writer's block forever; invent all the plots and characters you need; generate stories and themes quickly; develop the daily practice of writing. Thoroughly practical, witty and inviting, this book gives writers powerful strategies for exploiting creativity's treasures. Be the writer you desire to be. Anything is possible when Creativity Rules!

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