Creative Writing: Practice, Research and Reflection

Dates: October 27, November 10 and December 1 (10:00-16:30; dates might be subject to change)
Venue: Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, see below
Open to: PhD candidates and RMa students; members of OSL will have first access
ECTS: 5 (Note: Participants are required to attend all sessions)
Organisation: dr Stephan Besser (UvA/OSL)
Instructor afternoon seminars: dr Simon Cook (UU)
Guest lectures by dr Stephen Benson (University of East Anglia), dr Clare Connors (University of East Anglia) et al.

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. Special attention will be given to modes of creative critical writing. In the afternoon seminars, students experiment with various literary and creative writing techniques.

27 October – Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 15A, room 0.04
10 November –  University Theatre 1.01, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam
1 December – Utrecht University, Drift 13, room 0.03