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Creative Writing as a Communicative Act : An Artistic Method

Sarrimo, Cristine LU (2010) In New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing 7(3). p.179-191
Abstract
With Habermas' theory of communicative action as the starting point, a theoretical model is devised to investigate the act of creative writing as formulated in interviews made with students and teachers on a university study program me in creative writing. This article explores writers' work procedures in a communicative network of institutional and everyday practices, in the light of established notions of literature and authors. In the informants' references to their own writing, the metaphor of 'space' - specifically, how an 'inner' creative space interacts with an 'outer' public one - is crucial. This metaphor applies to several levels of communicative action: individual, institutional, public and textual. Owing to its limited length,... (More)
With Habermas' theory of communicative action as the starting point, a theoretical model is devised to investigate the act of creative writing as formulated in interviews made with students and teachers on a university study program me in creative writing. This article explores writers' work procedures in a communicative network of institutional and everyday practices, in the light of established notions of literature and authors. In the informants' references to their own writing, the metaphor of 'space' - specifically, how an 'inner' creative space interacts with an 'outer' public one - is crucial. This metaphor applies to several levels of communicative action: individual, institutional, public and textual. Owing to its limited length, this article comments solely on the individual and institutional levels. (Less)
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New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing
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7
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3
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179 - 191
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Routledge
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1479-0726
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10.1080/14790726.2010.509509
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  abstract     = {With Habermas' theory of communicative action as the starting point, a theoretical model is devised to investigate the act of creative writing as formulated in interviews made with students and teachers on a university study program me in creative writing. This article explores writers' work procedures in a communicative network of institutional and everyday practices, in the light of established notions of literature and authors. In the informants' references to their own writing, the metaphor of 'space' - specifically, how an 'inner' creative space interacts with an 'outer' public one - is crucial. This metaphor applies to several levels of communicative action: individual, institutional, public and textual. Owing to its limited length, this article comments solely on the individual and institutional levels.},
  author       = {Sarrimo, Cristine},
  issn         = {1479-0726},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {179--191},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing},
  title        = {Creative Writing as a Communicative Act : An Artistic Method},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2010.509509},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2010},
}