'Pleasure balks, bliss appears' or 'The apparatus shines like a blade' : towards a theory of a progressive reading praxis in creative writing pedagogy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622742
Title:
'Pleasure balks, bliss appears' or 'The apparatus shines like a blade' : towards a theory of a progressive reading praxis in creative writing pedagogy
Authors:
Jarvis, Timothy ( 0000-0001-6162-0682 )
Abstract:
This article argues that a reformation of Creative Writing’s reading praxis is required if it is to develop its unique potential as a field of intellectual enquiry. Roland Barthes, in his essay ‘On Reading’, identifies three types of reading pleasure. The third of these modes is that of ‘Writing’, in which ‘reading is a conductor of the Desire to write’. Of this mode, Barthes writes: Is this pleasure of production an elitist pleasure, reserved only to potential writers? In our society, a society of consumption and not production, a society of reading … and not a society of writing ... everything is done to block the answer ... my profound and -constant conviction is that it will never be possible to liberate reading if, in the same impulse, we do not liberate writing. (Barthes 1989: 41) It is the contention of the author of this article that the teaching of the ‘reading as a writer’ method in Creative Writing classrooms gives rise to a situation the inverse of that Barthes describes; it makes Creative Writing into a ‘society of writing’ in which reading is trammelled. The article explores and critiques the ‘reading as a writer’ technique, examines various progressive models of Creative Writing reading praxis, and proposes a radical ‘writerly reading’ praxis suggested by concepts from the work of Michel de Certeau. Keywords: Pedagogy, 'reading as a writer', experimental fiction
Citation:
Jarvis T (2011) ''Pleasure balks, bliss appears' or 'The apparatus shines like a blade' : towards a theory of a progressive reading praxis in creative writing pedagogy', Text: journal of writing and writing courses, 15 (2), pp.-.
Publisher:
Australasian Association of Writing Progams
Journal:
Text: journal of writing and writing courses
Issue Date:
1-Nov-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622742
Additional Links:
http://www.textjournal.com.au/oct11/jarvis.htm
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1327-9556
Appears in Collections:
Creative arts

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dc.contributor.authorJarvis, Timothyen
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-19T11:43:38Z-
dc.date.available2018-06-19T11:43:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-01-
dc.identifier.citationJarvis T (2011) ''Pleasure balks, bliss appears' or 'The apparatus shines like a blade' : towards a theory of a progressive reading praxis in creative writing pedagogy', Text: journal of writing and writing courses, 15 (2), pp.-.en
dc.identifier.issn1327-9556-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622742-
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that a reformation of Creative Writing’s reading praxis is required if it is to develop its unique potential as a field of intellectual enquiry. Roland Barthes, in his essay ‘On Reading’, identifies three types of reading pleasure. The third of these modes is that of ‘Writing’, in which ‘reading is a conductor of the Desire to write’. Of this mode, Barthes writes: Is this pleasure of production an elitist pleasure, reserved only to potential writers? In our society, a society of consumption and not production, a society of reading … and not a society of writing ... everything is done to block the answer ... my profound and -constant conviction is that it will never be possible to liberate reading if, in the same impulse, we do not liberate writing. (Barthes 1989: 41) It is the contention of the author of this article that the teaching of the ‘reading as a writer’ method in Creative Writing classrooms gives rise to a situation the inverse of that Barthes describes; it makes Creative Writing into a ‘society of writing’ in which reading is trammelled. The article explores and critiques the ‘reading as a writer’ technique, examines various progressive models of Creative Writing reading praxis, and proposes a radical ‘writerly reading’ praxis suggested by concepts from the work of Michel de Certeau. Keywords: Pedagogy, 'reading as a writer', experimental fictionen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAustralasian Association of Writing Progamsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.textjournal.com.au/oct11/jarvis.htmen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectpedagogyen
dc.subjectexperimental writingen
dc.subjectcreative writingen
dc.subjectW800 Imaginative Writingen
dc.title'Pleasure balks, bliss appears' or 'The apparatus shines like a blade' : towards a theory of a progressive reading praxis in creative writing pedagogyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalText: journal of writing and writing coursesen
dc.date.updated2018-06-19T11:38:33Z-
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