ERIC Number: EJ1111366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Becoming More than It Never (Actually) Was: Expressive Writing as Research-Creation
Truman, Sarah E.
Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, v13 n2 p136-143 2016
In this article the author combines Chinese literary theory and new materialism with her ongoing research into creative writing. In the opening section, the author discusses how language and writing can be approached using new materialist theories. She then enters into a creative non-fiction "research-creation" piece that explores how creative writing can be a more-than-representational practice, and how words can heighten and/or dampen affective production. The creative non-fiction story experiments with sub-text, format, and sensorial evocations. Finally, the author considers the potentialities and caveats of teaching creative-non fiction writing to high school students.
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Creative Writing, Educational Theories, Nonfiction, Educational Practices, High School Students, Teaching Methods, Literary Devices, Chinese, Writing Research, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Creative Works
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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