CFP: Collaboration in Creative Writing: Special issue of Writing Macao: creative text and teaching (9/5/06; journal issue)

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Writing Macao:
creative text and teaching

Call for Fourth Number:
Submissions are now sought for the fourth number of Writing Macao: creative
text and teaching, a special issue on Collaboration in Creative Writing, to
appear later in 2006 and already under construction.

While ordinary submissions will be accepted for the special issue
(including poetry chapbooks and artworks) we particularly invite
theoretical, pedagogic and creative work (or any cross-genre combination of
these) which addresses, interrogates or demonstrates creative collaboration
in a cross-cultural or non-native context. In particular we are interested
in work which relates to collaboration
- across cultures
- between disciplines
- between students and teachers
- between institutions
- across genres and artforms
- between modes of thought or art

Examples of collaborative creative work are particularly welcomed.

More generally for Writing Macaocontributions are sought in the area of
theory and practice relating to the teaching of creative writing in English
in non-native contexts. We welcome as well stories and poems that deal with
a cross cultural and place specific setting. We’d also like to see more
pieces focused on the teaching of creative writing or other creative
practices in places where cultures mix. The deadline for papers is April,
2006. Submissions of creative work will also now be accepted.

Writing Macao is a publication of ASM - the Association of Stories in
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 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 â€"
institutional or individual â€" 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
neo-colonial situation.
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 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.

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Please send expressions of interest and/or abstracts or complete papers to:
   Dr Christopher Kelen,
   Associate Professor,
   English Department,
   Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
   University of Macau, P.O. Box 3001
   Taipa, Macao S.A.R., China

   853 838 312 (fax)

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