Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292417
Title:
Amongst Barbarian: Ovid, the Classics and creative writing
Authors:
McCrory, Moy
Abstract:
Despite still being viewed as a non-legitimate subject, Creative Writing has injected life into areas once considered essential to an education, but now under threat in many universities. At degree level it has created an opportunity to re-engage with the classics by its insistence on its own history, while its non-traditional methodologies provide a different way for students to engage with early texts. Ovid's Metamorphoses lends itself to Creative Writing development. Such students, who are used to engaging with a subject practically, will have been equipped with the tools necessary to work with this. Their creative mindset allows the main work of reinterpretation necessary for the study of such early stories. The study for clues which point towards earlier methods (repetition, formal patterns, framework structures) which occur in such primary literature allows students to realise the evolution of a story, and understand that this is never a static process, but one of continuous engagement which the Metamorphoses above all others, seems to welcome.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
New Writing. The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing
Issue Date:
Sep-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292417
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1479-0726
Appears in Collections:
Identity, Conflict & Representation Research Centre; Department of Humanities

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcCrory, Moyen
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-20T16:54:22Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-20T16:54:22Z-
dc.date.issued2010-09-
dc.identifier.issn1479-0726-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/292417-
dc.description.abstractDespite still being viewed as a non-legitimate subject, Creative Writing has injected life into areas once considered essential to an education, but now under threat in many universities. At degree level it has created an opportunity to re-engage with the classics by its insistence on its own history, while its non-traditional methodologies provide a different way for students to engage with early texts. Ovid's Metamorphoses lends itself to Creative Writing development. Such students, who are used to engaging with a subject practically, will have been equipped with the tools necessary to work with this. Their creative mindset allows the main work of reinterpretation necessary for the study of such early stories. The study for clues which point towards earlier methods (repetition, formal patterns, framework structures) which occur in such primary literature allows students to realise the evolution of a story, and understand that this is never a static process, but one of continuous engagement which the Metamorphoses above all others, seems to welcome.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.subjectCreative writingen
dc.subjectClassicsen
dc.subjectPedagogyen
dc.subjectOviden
dc.subjectNarrationen
dc.titleAmongst Barbarian: Ovid, the Classics and creative writingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalNew Writing. The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writingen
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