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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Talking It Over : the Agony and the Ecstasy of the Creative Writing Doctorate
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'This article is co-authored by three writer-academics who have been collaborating as supervisors, doctoral candidates and co-authors over the past decade. Jen Webb supervised Jordan Williams during her creative PhD in digital poetry and Deleuze (awarded 2006); Jordan and Jen co-supervised Paul Collis’s creative PhD in fiction and Barkindji identity (awarded 2016); and he has long supervised both Jen and Jordan in their (informal) education in Indigenous epistemology. Over these years, the supervisor-candidate relationships have unfolded, developed, changed and folded back on themselves. We explore how this long-term relationship between three mature-aged writers and scholars, from three very different cultural backgrounds, has inflected our individual approaches to the preparation and writing of creative research, including the exegesis. We begin, therefore, with our own understandings of what the word ‘exegesis’ means to us, how it mobilised (or hindered) the generation of creative knowledge, what models are of value to us, and what we envisage as its possible future/s. We write this in the form of a three-way conversation, with scholarly annotations.'  (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series The Exegesis Now no. 44 Craig Batty (editor), Donna Lee Brien (editor), 2017 12940756 2017 periodical issue

    'This Special Issue asks: what does the creative writing PhD exegesis look like today? Related questions include whether it is still – and, indeed, if it ever was – called an exegesis across all, or most, institutions; and does it still primarily exist as a separate, written document that accompanies the creative work? Representing a series of key institutions and creative writing academics across Australia, this Special Issue of TEXT draws together supervisors and candidates to reflect upon and provide rich, experiencebased accounts of what the exegesis looks like and how it functions today. One of the aims of this is to start to think about the future of the form; indeed, where the exegesis might go next.'  (Craig Batty and Donna Lee Brien : Introduction)

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