UPDATE: Creative Writing Theory (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

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UPDATE: Creative Writing Theory (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions 2007: Malappropriation Nation at the University of California Riverside’s 14th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 6-7, 2007.

Critical theory, while long present in English departments within critical studies of literature, has been largely missing from the teaching of creative writing. However, recent applications of theory to creative writing studies have allowed unexpected and rewarding results. With this in mind, participants are invited to submit works that deal with the application of critical theory of creative writing.

Does critical theory have a place in creative writing studies?

How is teaching theory to creative writers beneficial?

Barthes/ Cixous/ Derrida and others on authorship.

Where do creative texts come from?

In addition to these topics, papers dealing with any aspect of creative writing theory are encouraged. Also, we would love to see hybrid critical/ creative texts, or creative works where theory is explicitly present.

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be submitted by email to michael.podolny_at_email.ucr.edu by the deadline of February 16, 2007. Please include all contact information and institution affiliation.

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