Creative Writing: A Damaging Narrative

Cantrell, Kate ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5689-614X (2021) Creative Writing: A Damaging Narrative. Times Higher Education (THE), 27 May 2021. pp. 2-3. ISSN 0049-3929

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Abstract

Before Covid, I took my creative writing class to the zoo to practise writing about animals. When a colleague of mine – a lecturer in economics – found out about the trip, she emailed to say she was envious. 'I wish I could do that in my class!' she said. 'You know, muck around every day, go on excursions. You don’t know how lucky you are! I’m teaching deadweight loss and Harberger’s triangle, and you’re writing about wombats!' Her flattery was punctuated with a suspicious number of exclamation marks. Thanks to my training in textual analysis, I could read between the lines. Creative writing is fun, easy, light. Economics is serious, difficult, important.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2021 05:12
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 04:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative writing; creative arts; higher education; academia; misconceptions
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190302 Professional Writing
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3602 Creative and professional writing > 360203 Professional writing and journalism practice
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3602 Creative and professional writing > 360201 Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280122 Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42094

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