This book advances creative writing studies as a developing field of inquiry, scholarship, and research. It discusses the practice of creative writing studies, the establishment of a body of professional kwledge, and the goals and future direction of the discipline within the academy. This book also traces the development of creative writing studies; ting that as the new discipline matures-as it refers to evidence of its own research methodology and collective data, and locates its authority in its own scholarship-creative writing studies will bring even more meaning to the academy, its profession, and its student body.
Dianne Donnelly is the editor of Does the Writing Workshop Still Work? (2010) and co-editor of Key Issues in Creative Writing (forthcoming). Her fiction and scholarship appear in numerous venues, and she is a frequent conference presenter on the subject of creative writing. She teaches at the University of South Florida where she is also the Associate Director of Composition.