Lore, Practice, and Social Identity in Creative Writing Pedagogy: Speaking with a Yellow Voice?

Lore, Practice, and Social Identity in Creative Writing Pedagogy: Speaking with a Yellow Voice? The article examines the significance of lore in creative writing pedagogy discourse, the problem posed by the historical distinction between teaching craft and drawing out talent in workshops, and the role of social identity as it is rejected, theorized, or ignored in discussions on teaching creative writing. Taking into account students' subjectivity as also constituted by the dynamics of collective identities such as those suggested by the terms gender, race, ethnicity , and so forth, the essay offers examples of workshop strategies that encourage dialogic voicing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture Duke University Press

Lore, Practice, and Social Identity in Creative Writing Pedagogy: Speaking with a Yellow Voice?

Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, Volume 10 (1) – Jan 1, 2010

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Duke University Press
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Duke University Press
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1531-4200
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1533-6255
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10.1215/15314200-2009-022
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Abstract

The article examines the significance of lore in creative writing pedagogy discourse, the problem posed by the historical distinction between teaching craft and drawing out talent in workshops, and the role of social identity as it is rejected, theorized, or ignored in discussions on teaching creative writing. Taking into account students' subjectivity as also constituted by the dynamics of collective identities such as those suggested by the terms gender, race, ethnicity , and so forth, the essay offers examples of workshop strategies that encourage dialogic voicing.

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Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and CultureDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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