Teaching Electronic Creative Writing: A Report from the Creative Industries Frontline

Bruns, Axel & Brien, Donna Lee (2003) Teaching Electronic Creative Writing: A Report from the Creative Industries Frontline. Issues in Writing, 13(2), pp. 153-178.


Since 2000, we have developed and taught a course at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia: KWB370 – Electronic Creative Writing. The course has run in each first semester (February-July) since then, as part of the undergraduate Creative Writing degree and is now offered to postgraduate students as well. The course was developed partly in response to demands for more technological literacy skills to be embedded in key courses across the university, but a more significant motivation was the our desire to embrace, represent, and contribute to the then still-emergent genre of literary hypertext as a valid and viable option for writers both as creative artists and industry professionals. This desire was also in line with our home faculty’s re-orientation from a Faculty of Arts to a Creative Industries Faculty, which includes a strong interest in professionally relevant graduate outcomes and with QUT’s overall focus on providing its students with skills useful outside academia.

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ID Code: 239
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Teaching creative writing, Electronic creative writing, Literary hypertext, HERN
ISSN: 0897-0696
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:55

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