Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies offers a breadth of expertise and informed pedagogies on teaching multimodal and digital creative writing in the college classroom. This book presents engaging methods to inspire student writing beyond traditional, print-based texts. The contributors in this volume, all experienced creative writing instructors, share indispensable strategies for incorporating multimodal projects, including video game poetry, fan fiction authorship, digital storytelling, podcasting, online literary publications, creative installations, writing with image and sound, and multisensory approaches to creative writing. This collection also tackles matters of accessibility and inclusion vis-à-vis technology in the classroom and examines the challenges and rewards of novel approaches to creative writing. Ideal for instructors new to teaching multimodal creative writing--and for those who have experience and are looking to enhance their teaching.
Kristina Wright is associate professor of English at Southern New Hampshire University.
Sara K. Howe is associate professor of English and the chair of the English Department at Southern New Hampshire University.
Foreword by Graeme Harper
Introduction: Creative Writing Beyond the Page, Kristina Wright and Sara K. Howe
Chapter 1: !Rhymes: Experiments with Poetic Practices and Videogame Mechanics, Cameron Edmond
Chapter 2: When Your Beginning Creative Writing Student is Already a Prolific Fic Author: Fan Fiction’s Impact on Pedagogy, Sheryl Bundy
Chapter 3: Podcasting and Online Literary Magazines: Playful Experimentation and Digital Skills, Sherezade García Rangel
Chapter 4: Discovery, Play, and Motivation in the Multimodal Creative Writing Classroom, Ben Gunsberg
Chapter 5: An Expanded Field: Exploring Form, Mode, and Material in Poetry Writing Workshop, Nikki Fragala Barnes
Chapter 6: From Panel to Paragraph: Narratively Translating Graphic Novels, Matthew Macomber
Chapter 7: A Symphony of Word, Image, and Sound: The Creative Potential of Digital Storytelling, Mary C. Leoson
Chapter 8: Getting Creative with Data and Wikis: Redesigning the English Curricula, Tara Propper and Matt Kelly
Chapter 9: Don’t Forget About Me! Access, Equity, and Inclusion for Creative Writing Instruction, Megan Cartier, Sarah Snyder and Katie Ducett
Chapter 10: Revision: Sense, Craft, Art, Robert Ward
About the Contributors
Writing is always technological; this collection offers a vibrant exchange on the challenges and complexities of that fact. An exploration of unique literacies and engagements, this book is a welcome resource for teachers who want to encourage students' versatility and creativity in multiple contexts.
This book meets the needs of twenty-first century creative writing students at the doorstep of their gadgets and screens. Multimodal creative writing––especially as presented in this collection––is yet another reason why creative writing will continue to thrive in English Departments.
This well-researched text provides faculty with much-needed approaches to teaching multimodal writing in today’s world. I have spent my career studying multimodal writing and am delighted to endorse this book for its authors draw connections to the numerous lived experiences of our students. As such, the book is a valuable resource and will have an impact on the ways we construct meaning.
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