(Re)Writing Craft: Composition Creative Writing And The Future Of English (Pitt Comp Literacy Culture) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0822942566
ISBN-10: 0822942569
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“A penetrating critique of English studies in the academy . . . provides an excellent history and overview of the current state of English studies. Written in a down-to-earth style with plenty of examples, this book will be accessible and interesting for readers at all levels.”
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"If it is true--and I believe it is--that a new genre of scholarly discourse about English departments is about to appear, (Re)Writing Craft outlines the terms of that conversation. . . . [T]he publication of this book signals a turn in English studies that reflects the recent emergence of writing programs as disciplines in many English departments across the country. . . . So accurate is his assessment that he could be talking about my department, or yours."--Patrick Bizzaro, East Carolina University

"Mayers does an excellent job of not only remapping the territory in English studies, taking fuller measure of the role of textual production, but also presenting a useful discursive framework of craft criticism from which to begin a different disciplinary conversation."--Mary Ann Cain, Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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Product Details

  • Series: Pitt Comp Literacy Culture
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press; 1 edition (June 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822942569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822942566
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,504,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tim Mayers grew up in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, and earned bachelor's degrees in Literature and Philosophy (University of Scranton, 1988), a Master's degree in Creative Writing (Binghamton University, 1990), and a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric (University of Rhode Island, 1998). He is currently an associate professor in the English Department at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches composition, creative writing, and literary criticism.

His novel manuscript, "Intelligence Manifesto," won the 2008 Paradigm Prize, judged by bestselling novelist Raymond Benson.

Mayers enjoys talking long walks, playing chess, and spending time with his family.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By choiceweb0pen0 VINE VOICE on October 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
It's easy to find articles and books bemoaning in varying combination the failure of: MFA programs, Creative Writing, and contemporary literature. What is less common is finding a book that proposes solutions in detail. Mayers suggests that to overcome the isolationist nature of most creative writing departments particularly in relationship to literary studies, creative writing should work more closely with composition, accept the importance of theory, and make further use of "craft criticism." Mayers goes into extensive detail on all three, as well as problematizing the status quo of creative writing in the academy, such as the notion that neither Creative Writing nor Composition requires any training to teach. Especially for criticism, this is a relatively easy book to follow and provides some important questions and problems creative writing needs to address.
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