Narrative Interactive Pedagogy for Creative Writing Supervision after Globalisation

By Dominique Hecq.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Recent government intervention in research in both literacy and higher degree policy across the globe has sharpened universities’ focus on the quality of their students’ productivity, research experience and timely completion rates (Kamler, 2001; Manathunga, 2005). Researchers have sought to highlight the factors that predict students’ timely completion of their studies and students’ participation in the workforce is one such measure of outcome which leaves the discipline of Creative Writing outside the main discourse. This paper addresses the disciplinary and methodological specificity of the PhD in practice-led research and advocates an interactive narrative pedagogy inspired by the psychoanalytic teachings of Lacan (2007[1968-69]) and the ‘radical pedagogy’ developed by Mark Bracher (1999; 2006). It sets into motion an innovative engagement between the fields of Psychoanalysis, Writing and Pedagogy in order to consider the problem transference poses for psychoanalysis and creative writing in an increasingly market driven academia.

Keywords: Creative Writing, Psychoanalysis, Pedagogy, Diversity, Discourse

International Journal of the Book, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.101-108. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 497.963KB).

Dr. Dominique Hecq

Senior Lecturer, Writing, Faculty of Higher Education, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Dominique Hecq is Senior Lecturer in Writing at Swinburne University of Technology’s Faculty of Higher Education (Australia). She has a PhD in literature and a background in French and Germanic languages, with qualifications in translating. She has published in the areas of literary studies, translation, creative writing, psychoanalysis, and pedagogy. With Russell Grigg and Craig Smith, she co-authored Female Sexuality: The Early Psychoanalytic Controversies. She is also the author of The Book of Elsa (a novel), Magic, Mythfits and Noisy Blood (fiction), The Gaze of Silence, Good Grief and Couchgrass (poetry) as well as two short plays (One Eye Too Many, and Cakes & Pains, performed respectively in 2001 and 2004). Out of Bounds is forthcoming. Her most recent award is The Martha Richardson Medal for poetry (2006).

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