Teaching the changing story
Hurley, UK 2007, 'Teaching the changing story' , Writing in Education (43) , pp. 57-61.
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This paper begins with a brief survey of the state of contemporary short fiction practice, with particular reference to McSweeneys Quarterly Concern, leading into a reflective account of pedagogical approaches to short fiction on Creative Writing degree programmes; an examination of expectations of Creative Writing courses from the point of view of students, teachers and the publishing industry; and consideration of how teaching methods can accommodate or respond to potentially conflicting aspirations. An account of delivering a short fiction module, and an evaluation of personal teaching practice, lessons learned and principles extrapolated concludes.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Pedagogy, short fiction|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PR English literature|
Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Memory, Text and Place
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language|
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||Writing in Education|
|Publisher:||National Association of Writers in Education|
|Depositing User:||UK Hurley|
|Date Deposited:||06 May 2009 15:46|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2013 16:57|
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