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Tim Pears & Andrew Cowan

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Tim Pears explores the double bind faced by authors who teach creative writing, and Andrew Cowan examines the 50 year history of Creative Writing courses in UK universities. Tim Pears explores the double bind that professional authors find themselves in when teaching creative writing, and the unteachable essentials of style and the ‘strangeness’ that reveals the world anew. Andrew Cowan considers the history of university Creative Writing courses in the UK, their roots in the longer-established English Composition and Creative Writing strands in the US, and the way in which Creative Writing can be vocational even beyond the confines of professional authorship.


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