Journeying with the creative writing doctorate: whose story is it?

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Why would a creative writer, whose ideas are born in images and dreams, whose expression flows from them first like a spring and then a fabulous waterfall lit up by a rainbow of light, want to be so curtailed, constrained and managed by the shape and journey of a doctoral thesis? What kind of story might they possibly want to tell in a mode that has historically been antithetical to what we recognise as creative writing? Or is there a way, in the contemporary doctoral space, to push the boundaries of academic thought and rigour? Is there a way of re-claiming the space to connect creativity with scholarship?
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019


  • doctorate
  • Creative writing


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