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Creative Writing for Critical Thinking

Creating a Discoursal Identity

Authors: Edberg, Hélène

  • Introduces a new analytical model, based on activity theory, making it possible to analyse learning through writing in student texts
  • Examines student trajectories as they learn to think critically through creative writing
  • Offers practical advice as well as theoretical grounding to support this new approach
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About this book

This book explores narrative imagination and emotion as resources for learning critical meta-reflection. The author examines the learning trajectories of several students as they engage in learning to think critically through a new approach to creative writing, and details how learning through writing is linked to new discoursal identities which are trialled in the writing process. In doing so, she analyses the processes of expansion and change that result from the negotiations involved in learning through writing. This volume offers a completely new approach to creative writing, including useful practical advice as well as a solid theoretical base. It is sure to appeal to students of creative writing and discourse analysis as well as applied linguistics and language as identity.

About the authors

​Hélène Edberg is Senior Lecturer and Educational Developer at Södertörn University, Sweden. Her research interests are based around applied linguistics and rhetoric. She has been teaching creative writing for over a decade, and is particularly interested in identification processes linked to learning through writing. 

Reviews

“This book is a stimulating and innovative contribution to the field of creative writing. By showing how narrative imagination can be used for critical thinking it breaks new ground. It is a must-read not only for university lecturers in composition but for any scholar in writing research interested in exploring the negotiation of discoursal identities.” (Per Ledin, Södertörn University, Sweden)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Edberg, Hélène

  • Creative Writing and Critical Thinking: From a Romantic to a Sociocritical View on Creative Writing

    Pages 17-43

    Edberg, Hélène

  • Basic Outlines of the Research

    Pages 45-81

    Edberg, Hélène

  • Discoursal Identity and

    Pages 83-112

    Edberg, Hélène

  • Text as a Site of Negotiation: A Model for Text Analysis

    Pages 113-142

    Edberg, Hélène

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65491-1
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Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65490-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creative Writing for Critical Thinking
Book Subtitle
Creating a Discoursal Identity
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65491-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65491-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65490-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88041-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 416
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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