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(Re)Writing Craft: Composition, Creative Writing, and the Future of English Studies
Contributor(s): Mayers, Tim (Author)

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ISBN: 0822959690     ISBN-13: 9780822959694
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2007
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Annotation: "(Re)Writing Craft" focuses on the gap that exists in many English departments between creative writers and compositionists on one hand, and literary scholars on the other, in an effort to radically transform the way English studies are organized and practiced today. In proposing a new form of writing he calls " craft criticism, " Mayers, himself a compositionist and creative writer, explores the connections between creative writing and composition studies programs, which currently exist as separate fields within the larger and more amorphous field of English studies. If creative writing and composition studies are brought together in productive dialogue, they can, in his view, succeed in inverting the common hierarchy in English departments that privileges interpretation of literature over the teaching of writing.

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BISAC Categories:
- Language Arts & Disciplines | Writing - General
- Education | Educational Policy & Reform
Dewey: 808.042
Series: Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 6.07" W x 9" L (0.62 lbs) 208 pages
Features: Annotated, Bibliography, Index, Table of Contents
 
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(Re)Writing Craft focuses on the gap that exists in many English departments between creative writers and compositionists on one hand, and literary scholars on the other, in an effort to radically transform the way English studies are organized and practiced today. In proposing a new form of writing he calls "craft criticism," Mayers, himself a compositionist and creative writer, explores the connections between creative writing and composition studies programs, which currently exist as separate fields within the larger and more amorphous field of English studies. If creative writing and composition studies are brought together in productive dialogue, they can, in his view, succeed in inverting the common hierarchy in English departments that privileges interpretation of literature over the teaching of writing.
 
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