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Active Reading: Transformative Writing in Literary Studies (Continuum Literary Studies)

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The subject of this book is the crossover between critical study and creative writing.  'Active reading' is a structured process of writing activities using imitation, variation and experimentation. Through practical composition techniques such as 'transformational writing', 're-writing' or 'translation', students can use writing activities to develop their critical imagination. This book bridges the gap between theories of learning and Literary studies in Higher Education. Setting the argument in an historical and theoretical context, it outlines the importance of writing as a medium of learning and argues for its usefulness in aiding English students' understanding of theoretical as well as literary and cultural texts. The authors provide a reflective account of teaching and assessment methods using writing activities and critical thinking techniques and the forms of learning they promote. In the last section, they explore the connections with other forms of writing practice in related disciplines and argue for the role of transformational writing in promoting independent learning. Appendices provide examples of the range of activities that can be used and an indicative list of literary examples.

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Knights and Thurgar-Dawson (both English, U. of Teesside, Britain) report findings from a research project they have carried out since 2001 on teaching English in higher education. The subject is vitally important in today's world, they say, but requires deep learning by students and cannot easily accommodate vogue instrumentalism or strategic learning. They address instructors and curriculum developers. First published in 2006. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book makes a practical case that re-writing should be a core activity for English students, complementing analytical activity, and providing bridges between creative writing, media studies, and traditional forms of reading and criticism.

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The subject of this book is the crossover between critical study and creative writing.  'Active reading' is a structured process of writing activities using imitation, variation and experimentation. Through practical composition techniques such as 'transformational writing', 're-writing' or 'translation', students can use writing activities to develop their critical imagination. This book bridges the gap between theories of learning and Literary studies in Higher Education. Setting the argument in an historical and theoretical context, it outlines the importance of writing as a medium of learning and argues for its usefulness in aiding English students' understanding of theoretical as well as literary and cultural texts. The authors provide a reflective account of teaching and assessment methods using writing activities and critical thinking techniques and the forms of learning they promote. In the last section, they explore the connections with other forms of writing practice in related disciplines and argue for the role of transformational writing in promoting independent learning. Appendices provide examples of the range of activities that can be used and an indicative list of literary examples.

Table of Contents

Preface PART I: Pedagogic Context 1. Contexts 2. History and theory of a practice 3. From influence to intertextuality: literary production as re-making 4. Writing and literary criticism PART II: Teaching, Learning and Assessment 5. Introductions, starters 6. Developing the group 7. As the work matures 8. Assessment PART III: Beyond the Classroom 9. Creative and transformative writing in psychotherapy, counselling and CPD 10. Towards the autonomous learner Annotated bibliography Appendices: Examples of activities Notes on choosing texts and anthologies Indicative list of literary examples BibliographyIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847062635
Author:
Knights, Ben And Chris Thurgar-dawson.
Publisher:
Continuum
Author:
Knights, Ben
Author:
Thurgar-Dawson, Chris
Subject:
General
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Arts & Humanities
Subject:
Authorship -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Continuum Literary Studies
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.12 x 6.36 x 0.59 in

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Education » Teaching » Art
History and Social Science » Literary History » General
History and Social Science » Literary History » Literary Interviews
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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"Synopsis" by , This book makes a practical case that re-writing should be a core activity for English students, complementing analytical activity, and providing bridges between creative writing, media studies, and traditional forms of reading and criticism.
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The subject of this book is the crossover between critical study and creative writing.  'Active reading' is a structured process of writing activities using imitation, variation and experimentation. Through practical composition techniques such as 'transformational writing', 're-writing' or 'translation', students can use writing activities to develop their critical imagination. This book bridges the gap between theories of learning and Literary studies in Higher Education. Setting the argument in an historical and theoretical context, it outlines the importance of writing as a medium of learning and argues for its usefulness in aiding English students' understanding of theoretical as well as literary and cultural texts. The authors provide a reflective account of teaching and assessment methods using writing activities and critical thinking techniques and the forms of learning they promote. In the last section, they explore the connections with other forms of writing practice in related disciplines and argue for the role of transformational writing in promoting independent learning. Appendices provide examples of the range of activities that can be used and an indicative list of literary examples.
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