Can’tLit: what Canadian English departments could (but won’t) learn from the creative writing programmes they host

Whetter, Darryl (2017) Can’tLit: what Canadian English departments could (but won’t) learn from the creative writing programmes they host. New writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1943-3107

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Title: Can’tLit: what Canadian English departments could (but won’t) learn from the creative writing programmes they host
Synopsis:

Unlike all other major Anglophone points of comparison (e.g. USA, UK and Australia), Canada is disinterested in the national and global demand for doctoral programmes in Creative Writing. This paucity of PhD creative writing programmes is especially noticeable when Canada has the highest per capita undergraduate enrolment in the world, federal funding available for writing PhDs, and a low OECD ranking for the number of per capita PhDs. This illogical market denial stems in part from Canada’s preference for housing Creative Writing educations within English departments, who are hostile to creativity and living Canadian writers. Canada pays national economic, social, pedagogical and aesthetic consequences for its globally anomalous disinterest in Creative Writing doctoral programmes.

Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Centre for Research in the Arts
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 08:25
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 08:25
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/414

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