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Scholarly biography

Craig Jordan-Baker is principally interested in how creative writing articulates itself as a subject of academic study. Despite being an academic subject for well over a century, there is little clarity about what creative writing is for and how it relates to the other humanities and arts subjects. This question is important because behind each conception of creative writing, there are assumptions about creativity, the role of interpretation, the socio-cultural view of the artist and the unity of the arts.

Jordan-Baker has published peer-reviewed research and given many conference papers about these subjects and intends to explore this in depth in a monograph provisionally titled Creative Writing: Imagining, Thinking and Knowing. He is also a peer-reviewer for the journals New Writing: The International Journal of Creative Writing Theory and Practice and Writing in Practice.

Jordan-Baker has a background as dramatist and his puppet adaptation of Beowulf was awarded ACE funding and won IdeasTap Brighton Fringe Award. His short fiction has been published widely in places such as New Writing, Text and Potluckand he holds residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, which relates to work on his first novel, Of Islands. He currently supervises one PhD student in Creative Writing, which relates to the representation of post-traumatic stress disorder in fiction. He is interested in supervising subjects relating to theoretical and disciplinary issues in Creative Writing.

 

Supervisory Interests

I am interested in supervising critical and ficto-critical projects that explore the nature and processes of art formation and interdiscplinarity within the arts. Linked to this, I am interested in projects that explore the history, theory and status of creative writing as a subject.

 

Any research project involved in questions of the representation of landscape and the uses of setting within literature are also of interest. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sussex

1 Sep 20071 Nov 2012

Master, University of Sussex

1 Sep 20051 Jun 2006

Bachelor, University of Bedfordshire

1 Sep 20011 Jun 2004

Keywords

  • PR English literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing Theory
  • Psychogeography
  • Aesthetics
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • History of Ideas
  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • History of Linguistics

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Creative Writing Arts & Humanities
Fiction Arts & Humanities
Philosophy Arts & Humanities
Short Story Arts & Humanities
Cognition Arts & Humanities
Retirement Arts & Humanities
Ecology Arts & Humanities
Poet Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2008 2018

‘Fictional Biographies’: creative writing and the archive

Jordan-Baker, C. & Taylor, R. X., 9 Jan 2018, In : Archives and Records.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Fiction
Creative Writing
History
Resources
Learning Outcomes

On Cliché: Expression, Cognition and Understanding

Jordan-Baker, C., 1 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Creative Writing Studies. 2, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Cognition
Literary Works
Distinctive Features
Superficiality
Language

The Death of Patrice Nacullian

Jordan-Baker, C., 2 Oct 2016, In : Text: Journal of The Australian Association of Writing Programs. 20, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

The Philosophy of Creative Writing

Jordan-Baker, C., 8 Jul 2015, In : New Writing. 12, 2, p. 238-248 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Philosophy
Creative Writing
Integrationism
Teaching
Autonomy

The Book of the Self

Jordan-Baker, C., 27 Oct 2014, In : New Writing. 12, 1, p. 24-26 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Short Story

Activities 2016 2019

  • 5 Publication Peer-review
  • 1 Taught course

External Examiner

Craig Jordan-Baker (Examiner)
1 Apr 20191 Jun 2022

Activity: External examination and supervisionTaught course

New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Journal)

Craig Jordan-Baker (Reviewer)
22 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Journal of Writing in Creative Practice (Journal)

Craig Jordan-Baker (Reviewer)
1 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Journal)

Craig Jordan-Baker (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Journal of Creative Writing Studies (Journal)

Craig Jordan-Baker (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review