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Creativity in Academic Writing : Escaping from the Straitjacket of Genre?

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Publication date2009
Host publicationWhy Writing Matters: Issues of access and identity in writing research and pedagogy
EditorsAwena Carter, Theresa Lillis, Sue Parkin
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978 90 272 1870 0
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameStudies in Written Language and Literacy
PublisherJohn Benjamins


This chapter addresses issues of creativity and identity in academic writing. It links with some key themes in Roz Ivanic's work including notions of audience, purpose and the struggles with identity experienced by both new and established academic writers. We begin by outlining some of the features of academic writing processes. We then move on to discuss barriers to and possibilities for genre change in response to forces both inside and outside of the academy.

Bibliographic note

This chapter appears in a "festschrift" collection for Professor Roz Ivanic.