Stock up on textbooks with 40% off + FREE shipping or choose from thousands of Protocols eBooks at just 9.99 each!

Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture

Writing Fantasy and the Identity of the Writer

A Psychosocial Writer’s Workbook

Authors: Charalambous, Zoe

Free Preview
  • Proposes an original conceptual tool for reflecting upon internalized assumptions in creative writing
  • Applies Lacanian psychoanalytic theory to teaching creative writing
  • Includes practical creative writing exercises throughout the book
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20263-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20262-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book presents the innovative pedagogy of Writing Fantasy: a method for exploring and shifting one’s identity as a writer. The book draws on qualitative research with undergraduate creative writing students and fills a gap in the literature exploring creative writing pedagogy and creative writing exercises. Based on the potential to shift writer identity through creative writing exercises and the common ground that these share with the stance of the Lacanian analyst, the author provides a set of guidelines, exercises and case studies to trace writing fantasy, evidenced in one’s creative writing texts and responses about creative writing. This innovative work offers fresh insights for scholars of creativity, Lacan and psychosocial studies, and a valuable new resource for students and teachers of creative writing. 

About the authors

Zoe Charalambous is an English teacher, independent researcher and writer. She currently teaches at Anatolia College High School in Thessaloniki, Greece.  She holds a B.A (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing from the Warwick Writing Program, an M.A in Classics from University College London (UCL) and a PhD in Psychosocial Studies from the Institute of Education, UCL, UK.

Reviews

“A lovingly assembled book, and the first to link a methodology derived from Lacanian psychoanalytic theory to reflections on the craft of creative writing. Charalambous draws on the most important literature in the area, as well as upon her own extensive experience in creative writing to deliver an accomplished book which works both as an original monograph and as a rather inspiring workbook and reference text.” (Derek Hook, Duquesne University, USA, series editor for the Palgrave Lacan Series)

“This remarkable work by Zoe Charalambous is just what the world of Creative Writing needs. Head: an astounding and useful grounding in Lacanian theory to delve into the writerly Self. Heart: the author’s deep and abiding passion for writing and teaching shines through. Hands: practical exercises to get yourself thinking and writing. Whether you are a teacher, a student, a practiced or a beginning writer, you need this book.” (Moira Egan, Poet & Creative Writing Teacher, St. Stephen’s School, Rome)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20263-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20262-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Writing Fantasy and the Identity of the Writer
Book Subtitle
A Psychosocial Writer’s Workbook
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20263-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20263-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20262-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 283
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations
Topics