Creative writing and academic research can seem uncomfortable bedfellows. But in this learned, practical book, Jen Webb shows how ‘research practices can invigorate writing; creative practices can invigorate research; and – if properly organised and managed – creative writing can operate as a mode of knowledge generation, a way of exploring problems and answering questions that matter in our current context’. Researching creative writing enables writer-researchers to craft a toolkit that will help them produce better creative work and more rigorous research work.
Jen Webb is Distinguished Professor, Creative Practice, at the University of Canberra.
Contents: Introduction: What is research?; Part 1: Designing the research – Chapter 2: Finding a project, Chapter 3: The epistemological preliminaries, Chapter 4: The craft of research; Part 2: Doing research – Chapter 5: Writing as research, Chapter 6: Research and other people, Chapter 7: Research and the environment; Part 3: From materials to the published work – Chapter 8: Managing the material, Chapter 9: Writing and telling; Acknowledgements; References; Glossary of key terms; Index.
Key terms: craft of research; creative practice; creative writing; data management; methodology; reflective practice; research; research design; research methods; research writing.
Publication: June 2015 in hardback (ISBN 978-1-907076-37-4), ePub (978-1-907076-16-9), and PDF (978-1-907076-35-0).
“[This book] is a joy to read, whether dipping in or reading the whole thing, because it is learned yet accessible without being patronising … The text deals with some very complex ideas relating to practice driven research embedded within creativity and criticality.” – Dr. Vanessa Harbour (http://chaosmos-outofchaoscomesorder.blogspot.co.uk/)
Creative Writing Studies is an imprint of Frontinus Ltd: http://pandhp.com.
To order securely from our distributor, Central Books, please click here.