Transformative Writing in Literary Studies
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Active Reading by C. Ben Knights
Book DescriptionThis book highlights the value of creative and re-creative transformational writing in learning and teaching and provides practical examples of its application.The subject of this book is the crossover between critical study and creative writing. 'Active reading' is a structured process of writing activities using imitation, variation and experimentation. Through practical composition techniques such as 'transformational writing', 're-writing' or 'translation', students can use writing activities to develop their critical imagination.This book bridges the gap between theories of learning and Literary studies in Higher Education. Setting the argument in an historical and theoretical context, it outlines the importance of writing as a medium of learning and argues for its usefulness in aiding English students' understanding of theoretical as well as literary and cultural texts.The authors provide a reflective account of teaching and assessment methods using writing activities and critical thinking techniques and the forms of learning they promote. In the last section, they explore the connections with other forms of writing practice in related disciplines and argue for the role of transformational writing in promoting independent learning.Appendices provide examples of the range of activities that can be used and an indicative list of literary examples.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847062635
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C. Ben Knights
Masculinities in Text and Teaching, Hardback (December 2007)
In a climate of anxiety about boys and reading, this book addresses the gendering of English Studies, drawing on recent research on masculinity. In drawing together the study of text and narrative with insight into the experience of the classroom, this book will be of value to both teachers and students of English Studies.
Listening Reader, Paperback (June 1995)» View all books by C. Ben Knights
This book offers itself as a guide both to the wealth of reading texts available for use in counselling, and to ways of reading that extend the reader-listener's engagement with fiction and poetry. Ben Knights argues that reflective reading requires us to work at both analytical and empathic levels.
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Author Biography - C. Ben Knights
Professor Ben Knights is Director of the English Subject Centre (part of the Higher Education Academy) and is a National Teaching Fellow at the University of Teesside, UK. Chris Thurgar-Dawson is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Teesside, UK.
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