UPDATE: Writing Macao: Teaching, Creative Writing, Non-Native Contexts (3/1/03; journal issue)
creative text and teaching
Submissions are now sought for the first number of Writing Macao:creative
text and teaching, to appear in June of 2003. Contributions are
particularly sought in the area of theory and practice relating to the
teaching of creative writing in English in non-native contexts. The
deadline for papers is extended to 1st March, 2003. Submissions of creative
work towards future issues will also now be accepted.
Writing Macao is a new publication sponsored by the English Department at
the University of Macao.
Writing Macao publishes creative writing and theoretical work related to
the teaching of creative writing in English in non-native contexts.
Writing Macao is a peer-reviewed on-line international English language
journal appearing twice annually.
Creative work published in Writing Macao gives preference to work in any
imaginative genre (or cross-genre) focused on or dealing with:
- the situation and experience of non-natives in English
- the post-colonial situation and experience
- hybrid and intercultural experiences and situations in general
- meetings of Asian and European cultures and languages
- orientalisms and related issues of identity and alterity
- inter-cultural, inter-textual and inter-disciplinary discourses
- translation as creative process, styles and degrees of translation
- the East Asian and Asian Pacific situation and experience
- South China, Cantonese culture and Macao in particular
Writing Macao's working definition of creative writing includes poetry,
prose fiction, drama, creative non-fiction, ficto-criticism, literary
translation and various hybrids of these.
Writing Macao is interested in publishing stories that represent other
local contexts and is interested in developing partnerships ?
institutional or individual ? along those lines.
Writing Macao also aims to publish the work of visual artists relevant to
its general creative agenda.
Theoretical work published in Writing Macao covers a wide range of
disciplines and topics, including scholarly writing and the results of
research relating to:
- all of the creative writing focuses listed above
- various interdisciplinary approaches to these and related issues
- the role of the creative arts in the teaching of non-native learners
generally and at the university level in particular.
In particular Writing Macao offers a venue for the publication of scholarly
work concerning the teaching of creative writing
- relevant to foreign and second language contexts for the learning of
- in East Asia and the Asia Pacific regions
- and as this concerns the intercultural, post-colonial and/or
Material published includes writing directly and indirectly related to
teaching methods, classroom practices, curriculum and syllabus issues,
together with practical plans and ideas for teaching and self-access
strategies. It includes reviews of relevant publications.
Writing Macao will publish on issues in the philosophy of education and in
the broad field of 'theory' as these are relevant to the situation of
creative writing pedagogies in a non-native setting.
The broad compass of the journal's theoretical side will be the processes
of learning and teaching and writing as these relate to the non-native's
imaginative writing product in English.
Writing Macao is not Macao-focused as such but rather takes Macao's
situation as exemplary of the intercultural, the post-colonial and the
world position of English as a non-native means of creative expression.
Related to the launch of the first number of Writing Macao and in
conjunction with the Second Macao International Writers' Festival, a
colloquium on the creative process is planned for May of 2003. Expressions
of interest for twenty minute papers related to the areas of interest
outlined above are also sought at this time.
Please send expressions of interest and/or abstracts or complete papers to:
Dr Christopher Kelen,
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
University of Macau, P.O. Box 3001
Taipa, Macau S.A.R., China
853 838 312 (fax)
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or write Erika Lin: elin_at_english.upenn.edu
Received on Mon Jan 27 2003 - 16:57:53 EST