Genre and speculative fiction

Wilkins, Kim (2012). Genre and speculative fiction. In David Morley and Philip Neilsen (Ed.), The Cambridge companion to creative writing (pp. 37-51) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CCOL9780521768498.005

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Wilkins, Kim
Title of chapter Genre and speculative fiction
Title of book The Cambridge companion to creative writing
Place of Publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1017/CCOL9780521768498.005
ISBN 9780521768498
Editor David Morley
Philip Neilsen
Chapter number 4
Start page 37
End page 51
Total pages 15
Total chapters 15
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter is all about writing genre fiction. In that statement lies our first problem: genres are often defined by what is common, reused or similar; creative writing is often defined as the pursuit of originality, especially when being conceived, theorised and taught in tertiary institutions. Generic expectations are often viewed as 'a constraint on textual energy'I and this perspective can act as a disincentive to write in genres. I argue here for a recognition of the pleasures and possibilities of genre and offer you some ways to approach the creation and composition of texts within one of the most widely read genres: speculative fiction. [extract]
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Mon, 09 Jan 2012, 19:26:55 EST by Ms Stormy Wehi on behalf of School of Communication and Arts