Course – Creative Writing: Practice, Research and Reflection

Dates: November 9, November 25 and December 9 (10:00-16:30)
Venue: Utrecht University, tba
Open to: PhD candidates and RMa students; members of OSL and NOG will have first access
ECTS: 5 (Note: You’re expected to attend all sessions)
Organisation: dr Iris van der Tuin (UU/NOG) & dr Stephan Besser (UvA/OSL)
Instructor afternoon seminars: dr Simon Cook (UU)
Guest lectures by prof. Gregg Lambert (Syracuse University, NY), prof. Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (UU), Jannah Loontjens (author/philosopher), Nikki Dekker (author/journalist), Joeri Visser (UU), Ninke Overbeek (HKU/UvA)
Registration: via (registration starts on Sept 15)

In this course, participants reflect on academic writing as a genre and acquire a wider range of skills. They learn to use creative writing techniques as forms of artistic research and methodological inspiration. The morning sessions introduce recent research on creative writing as a historical and discursive phenomenon, various approaches to creativity and the practical experiences of authors and journalists who have crossed the borders between academic, literary and journalistic writing. In the afternoon seminars, students experiment with various literary and creative writing techniques.