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Teaching Writing in Higher Education, 2001

Teaching Writing in Higher Education (26-27 March 2001)

Writing of all kinds, from science reports to creative writing, is increasingly being taught as a distinct subject at British universities. A significant issue in this emerging field is the role that creative approaches can play in the teaching of academic writing. The Warwick Writing Programme's two-day conference aims to take stock of recent debates and current practice in the UK and other countries.

'First I write one sentence: then I write another. That's how I write.
But I have a feeling writing ought to be like running through a field.'
(Lytton Strachey in Virginia Woolf's A Writer's Diary)





Teaching Ink Drawing

50 talks by teachers, researchers and writers on topics including:

creative writing as an academic subject since 1890

standards and political pressures

can IT help?

teaching writing to students of law, art, psychology...

creativity and 'research'

do US methods travel?

making sense of error

the Royal Literary Fund Fellowship scheme and other initiatives


Blake Morrison and Hilary Spurling: do the conventions matter?

Carolyn Steedman: writing and the definition of the self

Andrea Lunsford, Roz Ivanic and Mary R. Lea: teaching expository writing--a transatlantic exchange

Andrew Motion: what is 'creative writing'?

Stefan Collini: beyond 'skills': writing in the Humanities

Full details

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Warwick Conferences
The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, U.K.
Telephone: (024) 76 523755