The research focus of this new, interdisciplinary group is on writing practices, their cultural contexts and impacts. We are interested in all forms of creative and academic writing, reflective practices, academic literacies, and translation as a creative act. The group’s convenor is Linda Anderson.
Following on from the first seminar series on The Rise of Creative Writing, a second series Life Writing: Borderlands Between Fact and Fiction ran in October and November 2012 exploring writers’ perspectives and approaches to personal, factual and fictional narratives, alongside the perspectives of scholars from various disciplines.
The third series on Translation, Creativity and Creative Writing investigated writing and translational processes in relation to notions of creativity in respect of both production and cultural reception.
On May 15th an event at The British Library will continue this focus on the creativity of the writer and translator and ask questions about the role of translation in extending European fiction. Please download the flyer for further information.