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Creative Writing for Critical Thinking

Creating a Discoursal Identity

Benefits

  • Introduces a new analytical model, based on activity theory, making it possible to analyse learning through writing in student texts

  • Examines student trajectories as they learn to think critically through creative writing

  • Offers practical advice as well as theoretical grounding to support this new approach

Book

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This book explores narrative imagination and emotion as resources for learning critical meta-reflection. The author examines the learning trajectories of several students as they engage in learning to think critically through a new approach to creative writing, and details how learning through writing is linked to new discoursal identities which are trialled in the writing process. In doing so, she analyses the processes of expansion and change that result from the negotiations involved in learning through writing. This volume offers a completely new approach to creative writing, including useful practical advice as well as a solid theoretical base. It is sure to appeal to students of creative writing and discourse analysis as well as applied linguistics and language as identity.

​Hélène Edberg is Senior Lecturer and Educational Developer at Södertörn University, Sweden. Her research interests are based around applied linguistics and rhetoric. She has been tea
ching creative writing for over a decade, and is particularly interested in identification processes linked to learning through writing. 

Keywords

discourse analysis identity textual analysis meta-reflection creativity creative writing identity negotiation critical thinking

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Södertörn UniversityStockholmSweden

About the authors

​Hélène Edberg is Senior Lecturer and Educational Developer at Södertörn University, Sweden. Her research interests are based around applied linguistics and rhetoric. She has been teaching creative writing for over a decade, and is particularly interested in identification processes linked to learning through writing. 

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Reviews

“This book is a stimulating and innovative contribution to the field of creative writing. By showing how narrative imagination can be used for critical thinking it breaks new ground. It is a must-read not only for university lecturers in composition but for any scholar in writing research interested in exploring the negotiation of discoursal identities.” (Per Ledin, Södertörn University, Sweden)