The Creativity Market Creative Writing in the 21st Century Edited by: Dominique Hecq
- Paperback - 248 pages
- 05 Apr 2012
- Multilingual Matters
- 210 x 148 (A5)
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This book focuses on creative writing both as a subject in universities around the world and beyond academia. It offers a thought-provoking analysis of creativity in the globalised marketplace, and examines the intersection of the university sector and the creative industries.
After the 'long work' of alienating creativity from commercial-political worlds, this book is evidence of a new consciousness of the ways these realms overlap, seed, deform and enliven each other. This exchange between writers from UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and Singapore debates and ponders whether creative writing might be a brilliant career move, a player in resurgent global education, a search for community, therapy, magic, an un-saleable invention, or our last real craft.
Professor Kevin Brophy, University of Melbourne, Australia
This timely and comprehensive study brings prominent Australian and international scholars together to consider the interplay of global capital, the marketplace and creative writing in the 21st century. This landmark volume also examines creative writing's important but often unacknowledged contribution to global innovation and the knowledge economy. A must read text for teachers, students, writers and anyone interested in creative writing, creativity and the global marketplace in the new millennium.
Donna Lee Brien, Central Queensland University, Australia
This book is an excellent addition to studies in Creative Writing. Its contributors are each, in their own way, outward looking towards the positioning of contemporary creative arts and writing. Their scholarship and creativity engages in-depth with institutional, economic and cultural influences, and constraints, upon contemporary production of creative writing in the 21st century.
Marcelle Freiman, Macquarie University, Australia
Dominique Hecq is Associate Professor in Writing at Swinburne University (Australia). Widely published in literary studies, creative writing, psychoanalysis, and pedagogy, she is also the author of eleven creative books of which Out of Bounds (Re.Press, 2009) is the latest. She edits Bukker Tillibul, the Journal of Writing and Practice-led Research aimed at postgraduate students.