[Humanist] 31.807 pubs: creative making cfp

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Sat May 5 08:32:11 CEST 2018

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 807.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 11:20:04 -0700
        From: Kathi Inman Berens <kathiberens at gmail.com>
        Subject: cfp: CREATIVE MAKING -- Journal of Creative Writing Studies

Call for Papers:

Journal of Creative Writing Studies

Special Issue, ed. Kathi Inman Berens
Theme: Creative Making as Creative Writing

Call for papers: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qtTsS6tCr2XfN9nROelyP9bO2rRnP4SbvfXJz1aMVFs/edit#heading=h.j4jmw41g3r5l

Deadline: Abstracts: 15 July 2018;
Completed Work: 1 November 2018

Theme Description

Historically, the phrase “creative writing” has stood for writing
closely aligned with printed literature. However, digital technologies have
caused us to rethink the relationship between author, medium, story, and
audience. The transformed media landscape has also meant that we’ve needed
to expand notions of what types of activities make one a “writer” and
what constitutes “literature.” 

This special issue on “Creative Making” seeks scholarly essays and
statements of creative practice that tackle questions of “creativity”
and “making” in the context of creative writing. It considers questions
of craft, pedagogy, embodiment, and experience. What practices fall under
the umbrella of “creative writing” in the 21st century? How does the
experience of “making” creative writing influence how we understand
literature today? What about the work of digital circulation of creative
expression? Are people who repost memes “writing” because they’re
making creative statements? Is there a threshold for experiential creation
that demarcates active “writing” from lurking, reading and “liking”
in digital environments?

Creative writers should feel at liberty to experiment with the form of an
artist’s statement. It could be

- Text only- Multimodal
- Collaborative or single-authored
- A collection of student work (we have instructions for securing permission)
- A publisher’s mission.

What is “publication” in the era of always-on micropublishing in social media?

The goal is to connect one’s creative praxis with the study of creative writing.

A non-exhaustive list of possible
scholarly subjects includes:

- Analog creative making: face-to-face workshops, zines, letterpress, other forms
- Creative making and service learning. Example: “Writing in the Community  http://dornsife.usc.edu/340-featured-class ,” a course created by Stephanie Bower and John Murray.
- Creative making and the origins of creative writing as experiential (c.f. Elbow 1998, Writing Without Teachers; Bishop 1990, Released into Language: Options for Teaching Creative Writing).
- Creative making in required writing courses - Creative making as cultural critique
- Student-run journals or reading series as creative making
- Digital literary exhibition or curation as creative making
- Creative making and writing with disabilities: drugs, therapies, adaptive strategies
- Game mods as creative writing
- Fan world building as creative writing- Social media as site and occasion of creative


Questions? Contact Kathi Inman Berens: kberens at pdx.edu

Link to CFP

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