Posted on 24/03/2014
English as a subject is learning new ways of approaching and responding to literature. Although all reading and criticism is properly creative, English is relearning the uses of learning about texts by doing: the best way to find out how a sonnet works is to write one, and to have conversations about what writing a sonnet means, for a writer, for a reader, and for a society.
Novelist Hanif Kureshi is wrong: creative writing helps us respond to literature argue Dr Douglas Cowie and Professor Robert Eaglestone in the Guardian Higher Education
Read the full article on the Guardian website here