‘Fictional Biographies’: creative writing and the archive

Craig Jordan-Baker, Rebekah Xanthe Taylor

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This article considers the archive as a source of inspiration forcreativewriters, specifically focusing on howwritingcan highlight and expose silences within the archive. This is developed through a case study of a collaborativecreativewritingproject at the University for theCreativeArts (UCA), where students developed ‘Fictional Biographies’ from archive research and resources. The article looks at the history ofcreativewritingin the context of archives; the article then focuses on the case study, drawing in theories of archival silences, after which we conclude by reflecting on outputs and learning outcomes of the project.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives and Records
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Archives and Records on 09/01/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/23257962.2017.1419944


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