Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies

Published by: Deanship of Scientific Research, Al-Ahliyya Amman University

ISSN (Print Version): 1684-0615, ISSN (Online Version): 2616-2814

Open Access Journal

Creative Writing : Practice and Theory

Volume 9, Issue No 1, 2002

Pages: 9 - 44

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This research tends to inspect the validation of creative writing as an academic discipline in the university curriculum, To achieve this goal, data was gathered through a number of instruments. Above all a questionnaire was conducted to survey the ideas of a great number of creative writing instructors at the American University. Those universities range in size from small liberal arts colleges to research universities. Beside this chief instrument. The data gathered by the survey was supplemented by observations of a number of workshops. interviews with a few creative writing instructors and students, and comments made by many involved in the teaching of this discipline outside the survey questions. The focus of the questionnaire is the objectives of writing workshops, the predominant conventions they follow, and their theoretical underpinnings. ln such doing, we became able to judge and evaluate fairly some of the adversary views raised always by critics of creative writing. Those critics often cast doubts on its objectives. Conventions, traditions, and its theoretical grounds. Due to the findings of this study, it can be argued that like other academic disciplines and in some measures more successfully creative writing has very well established its own autonomy within the academic arena and managed to frustrate most adversary criticism. However, as cited, still there is a chink in the armor of creative writing that is the controversy raised over its theoretical underpinngs. The room for adversaries to hang upon in their criticism of this discipline. Writers and pedagogues are this invited to overcome such a defect and work together to articulate theory for teaching creative writing .


Practice - Theory-validation.



Jamil, A.


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