Sense-making, Self-making, Poem-making in the “English that is theirs”

In the light of Dan Disney’s book ‘Exploring Second Language Creative Writing: Beyond Babel’, our colleague Linda Lappin (US / Italy), reflects on the prevailing demands and challenges of creative writing teaching in L1 and L2 level in the context of what Disney has ellucidated as the “tripartite relationship of languages, literature, and identity.” Empowering, playful and transformative has been some of the values that Lappin has highlighted from this collection of seven essays in her review published by Centro Pokkoli’s blogspot: “It builds self-confidence and is essentially humanizing”

Daniel Soukup: Dan Disney (ed.): Exploring Second Language Creative Writing. Beyond Babel

On the recently released volume 2 of ‘Scriptum’ magazine, our Czech colleague Daniel Soukup performs a thoughtful critic of Dan Disney’s book ‘Exploring Second Language Creative Writing. Beyond Babel’ (John Benjamins, 2014), a compilation of seven essays reflecting on the new paradigm of “bilinguals’ creativity” in various institutional and cultural settings. “Thanks to the unity of approach —Soukup points out—, soundness of theoretical foundations, wealth of topics covered and sharpness of observation, ‘Exploring Second Language Creative Writing’ provides a significant contribution to both research and teaching practice”

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