CFP: [Theory] Creativity and Creative writing

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Dr John Dale
contact email: 
john.dale@uts.edu.au

CREATIVITY AND UNCERTAINTY
Australian Association of Writing Programs
27 – 29 NOVEMBER, 2008

An International Conference on Writing, Teaching and Creativity,
University of Technology, Sydney Australia

Writing is a kind of grappling with uncertainty. Writers write to find out
what they do and don’t think. Uncertainty is also inherent in the
challenges thrown up by the world in which we write, the challenge of
living in an increasingly complex, increasingly mediated society.
Uncertainty is also the process of writing itself. The journey into the
unknown. The shot in the dark. The way the work transforms itself in the
process of writing.

This international conference, a creative collaboration between the Centre
for New Writing, University of Technology, Sydney and the Australian
Association of Writing Programs, seeks to investigate and explore the
interconnectedness between creativity, uncertainty and writing in the
context of the creative writing program. In particular, it will examine
specific approaches to writing and the teaching of writing in the
contemporary university, examining writing as discourses or conversations
between students and teachers, assessing the role, function, and purposes
of fiction in society, writing movements, styles and developments in new
media in the academy.

Papers are sought from those engaged in the fields of creative writing,
literature, media, cultural studies, teaching, creativity studies,
philosophy and theory.

Possible topics may include but not limited to:

• Creativity and Uncertainty
• Creativity and Pedagogy
• Creativity and Identity
• Reading creatively
• Originality and constructions of ‘the new’
• The semiotics of graphics and photographics
• Metaphor and the metaphorical
• Genre fiction and short fiction
• Creativity and the writer/academic

Abstract Deadline: 30 June, 2008
Peer review and acceptances in principal: 31 July
Full paper submitted for refereed acceptance: 3 October
Please send abstracts to:
Conference Convenor: Assoc. Professor John Dale, UTS Centre for New Writing.
newwriting_at_uts.edu.au

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