Writing Rebellion: New Writing in a Digital Age

Writing Rebellion: New Writing in a Digital Age

10 Mar 2020, 17:15 - 18:15

The Faculty
Language:
English

In an age when public political discourse is often degraded and cynical, readers are gravitating towards literary forms that acknowledge the complexity and value of individual human experience. The personal/polemical essay, the professional memoir, autofiction and 'auto-theory' are only a few of the emerging concepts which are changing conventional distinctions of fiction and non-fiction. Coupled with this, technology is impacting and enhancing form, engagement and dissemination. Writers are looking at new ways to tell new truths.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has long-distinguished itself as a leading voice in creative and critical writing. A pioneer in the teaching of creative writing and a champion of new modes of literary creativity, its faculty and students continue to push at the boundaries of creative and critical practice. Ahead of the 50th anniversary of UEA’s creative writing MA (the first of its kind in the UK), The London Book Fair welcomes a panel of the university’s staff and students to discuss what’s in store from new digital and creative technologies, how this is represented in commercial and academic publishing, and how avant-garde work will be created and disseminated in the future.

 

Contributors

  • Jean McNeil

    Speaker

    Author, Reader in Creative Writing

    University of East Anglia

  • Tessa McWatt

    Speaker

    Writer, Faculty

    University of East Anglia

  • Henry Sutton

    Speaker

    Writer, Faculty

    University of East Anglia

  • Vesna Goldsworthy

    Speaker

    Writer, Faculty

    University of East Anglia

  • Tim Wright

    Speaker

    Executive Producer - Future and Form

    University of East Anglia

  • Ashley Hickson-Lovence

    Speaker

    PhD student, Author

    University of East Anglia

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