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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Creative Writing and Academic Timelessness
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'Time is a rare commodity in the academy. Academics are often inundated with multiple teaching, administrative and coordinating tasks, which detracts from time for creative writing and research. This paper discusses the problem of time poverty in academia. It proposes that engaging in creative modes, such as expressive, embodied and poetic writing, can generate a sense of timelessness. Timelessness will be defined as the sensation of fixed or frozen time, where academics are so fully engrossed in an encounter that they are unaware of time passing. Creative writing can evoke such timeless moments by connecting academics to intrinsically meaningful work that gives them pleasure.'  (Publication abstract)


  • Epigraph:

    Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss,

    Though winning near the goal – yet, do not grieve;

    She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss,

    For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair! (John Keats, lines 17–20)

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    y separately published work icon New Writing vol. 16 no. 2 2019 16540027 2019 periodical issue

    'Does it come simply from understanding others or something more than this, the thing? You know, the thing? Where you read a poem or watch a film or hear the words of a song and it appears the writer of that work is speaking directly to you? Individually, specifically, to you.'  (Graeme Harper, Editorial Introduction)

    pg. 148-157
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