ERIC Number: ED403566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Finding My Place: Response to "(Re)forming the Critical Space" by Ellen Kreger Stark.
Bisband, Julie A.
Ellen Kreger Stark, in her article, "Reforming the Critical Space," in "Critical Quarterly" discusses the gap which exists for poets writing in academic discourse, saying that she could not tell when she was writing criticism and when she was being a poet. Usually, teachers/professors say such writing is too personal, too symbolic, too emotional. Stark notes that different experiences require different languages. Wondering what it would be like to respond to exams/articles/books with poetry, Stark speaks of a "dis-encouragement of so-called creative writing in so-called theoretical classes." For Stark, cultural studies is an interesting intersection for the purposes of creative intervention into normative academic writing. Alternative forms of writing must be recognized because such forms represent, discuss, and investigate all forms of inhabited culture. (A poem expounds on the idea of creative writing to "suture the gap" between literature and criticism.) (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A