Mad Girl's Love Song: Reflections on routes into reading, writing and mentoring

Kiernan, Anna (2016) Mad Girl's Love Song: Reflections on routes into reading, writing and mentoring. Book 2.0, 6 (1 & 2). pp. 47-57. ISSN 20428022

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Abstract / Summary

‘Mad Girl’s Love Song’, the title of the poem by Sylvia Plath, forms the starting point of this reflective account because it captures the interdisciplinarity that characterizes my practice and pedagogy, in terms of writing and collaborative working.This article draws on various creative writing methods in response to work by, and projects undertaken with, a range of writers, journalists, musicians and artists. Beginning by re-examining Dorothea Brande’s seminal text The Habit of Writing
(1981) as a means of identifying the tensions writers often experience between their ‘creative’ and ‘critical’ selves, the article concludes that cross-disciplinary working may offer a way of expanding on Brande’s notion of these binary selves in favour of a creative/critical/collaborative self.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1386/btwo.6.1-2.47_1
ISSN: 20428022
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Anna Kiernan
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 15:54
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:32


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