Strategies of Silence:Reflections on the Practice and Pedagogy of Creative Writing

Silence and writingSilence and the teaching of writing practiceOpen and closed silencesThemes and sectionsReferencesI: Silence, solitude and imaginationDaydreams and solitude: Working the silent spaceSilence and creativityImagination as a combinatorial systemDaydreaming and imaginationDaydreaming and solitudeCreativity and lonelinessDaydreaming, creativity and silenceMastering the imaginariumReferencesII: History and traditionsRestored to his Kingdom: Reading the silences of medieval narrativeVortigern: the silence of historyGeoffrey: the silence of the historianListening to the silenceWriting in silenceAn echo from the silenceNoteReferencesSilver threads of fear: Restoring the agency of female protagonists in Jewish women’s storytelling traditionsA silenced traditionMeaningful silencesThe storyInterpretationReferencesThe roaring ghosts: Depictions of female silence and its oppositionsThe effects of silenceSilencing women’s speechCountering the silenceNoteNotesReferencesPaintingsRe-witching writing: Emerging out of silence‘She opens her mouth to no-one’‘Denied the right to speak’BelongingSpace to voiceMoving out of the silenceReferencesIII: The poetry of silenceStrange affiliationThe silence of self-concealmentSecret sharing: breaking the silence‘I-distance’: The silence of the self?ReferencesA poor poetry Silence and stillness in Thomas A. Clark’s Moschatel poemsNotesReferencesMaking worlds out of silence A text-world analysis of the unspoken in ‘Not an Ending’ by Andrew WaterhouseCognitive poetic frameworkText World TheoryAttentional resonanceSchema TheoryAnalysisConclusionAppendix A: Text World Architecture of ‘Not an Ending’ReferencesFirst, into silence: Openings into poetryStaying in the silence‘The space where a poem might be made’The private poetBeyond the white pageSound and silenceReferencesIV: Silence as structure: Prose, script and the unsaidSilence and the short story formSilence as suggestionCluster formsClusters and fragments as experimentationReality and traditionSilence as reticenceSilence as eloquenceNoteReferencesGraphic novels as works of translation: Working as an illustratorImage as silenceWord and imageSilence and soundReferencesSilence and filmic proseIntroduction: visual silenceSilence and cinematographyMise-en-sceneMusical silences: the soundtrackReferencesQ. A. Q.?Strutton GroundCatechisms‘THE most common-place subjects’Dreaming of controlBlue clothIrrelevant sectionWhy is your progress so slow?What we learn by heartNoteReferencesV: The waiting gameThe silence of peer review
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