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Good supervision: the creative work in process: effective and engaged postgraduate supervision in creative writing

Chapter


Abstract


  • In this chapter I examine the manner in which postgraduate degrees in creative writing offer a unique and often challenging relationship between a writer/student and writer/academic. I focus on the extent to which the supervisory relationship should be viewed in traditional terms or whether a modified analysis is required given the nature of the subject matter and processes of enquiry/research. I explore an additional consideration on this point, questioning the extent to which the supervisor and candidate may be able to enhance the creative experience of one another. I reflect on whether there is, as yet, an untapped potential for a more reflexive and reciprocal academic interchange.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Cole, C. "Good supervision: the creative work in process: effective and engaged postgraduate supervision in creative writing." Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design. Ed.B. Allpress, R. Barnacle, L. Duxbury & E. Grierson. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2012, 41-50.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789462090170

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85029564656

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/246

Book Title


  • Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design

Start Page


  • 41

End Page


  • 50

Place Of Publication


  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Abstract


  • In this chapter I examine the manner in which postgraduate degrees in creative writing offer a unique and often challenging relationship between a writer/student and writer/academic. I focus on the extent to which the supervisory relationship should be viewed in traditional terms or whether a modified analysis is required given the nature of the subject matter and processes of enquiry/research. I explore an additional consideration on this point, questioning the extent to which the supervisor and candidate may be able to enhance the creative experience of one another. I reflect on whether there is, as yet, an untapped potential for a more reflexive and reciprocal academic interchange.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Cole, C. "Good supervision: the creative work in process: effective and engaged postgraduate supervision in creative writing." Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design. Ed.B. Allpress, R. Barnacle, L. Duxbury & E. Grierson. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2012, 41-50.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789462090170

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85029564656

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/246

Book Title


  • Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design

Start Page


  • 41

End Page


  • 50

Place Of Publication


  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands