CFP: [Professional] The End of Creative Writing?

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Dr David Kennedy
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The End of Creative Writing?
Challenges and Contexts for the XXIst Century
12th-14th September 2008


Michelene Wandor
author of The Author Is Not Dead, Merely Somewhere Else: Creative Writing


Professor Graeme Harper, University of Bangor

The Department of English at the University of Hull (UK) invites
submissions for a three-day conference on the teaching of creative writing
on 12th-14th September 2008.

The conference is dedicated to exploring the latest developments in
creative writing and to opening discussion and debate about the future of
the subject. Creative writing is one of the fastest growing subject areas
in HE in the UK. The increasing use of creative writing in teaching
literary studies, criticism of established pedagogical practices in
creative writing, and the imminence of the first ever benchmark statement
for creative writing make it clear that the subject is on brink of
significant changes.

Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:

• Workshop and after â€" new approaches.
• The relationship between creative writing and literary studies.
• Differences between US and UK models of creative writing.
• The living author in the classroom.
• The relationship between creative writing and writing support.
• ‘Creative writing’ or just ‘writing’?
• ‘Skills’ or ‘practices’?
• Class, race and gender in the creative writing classroom.
• Supplementary discourses: the role of the student commentary.

Contributions may adopt historical, theoretical, formalist, rhetorical and
political/cultural approaches. Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome,
as are those which treat literatures and cultures other than English.

Contributions should be 15-20 minutes long.

Deadline for Submission: March 31st 2008

Please submit a 250-word abstract no later than March 31st 2008 to
Professor Christopher Reid and Dr. David Kennedy.

Contact: Christopher Reid via email at: David Kennedy
via email at: D.

Postal address: The Philip Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing,
Department of English, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK.

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