Guest editors: Steven J. Corbett, George Mason University, and Betsy Cooper, Hunter College
Performing and visual arts programs across the country ask students at all levels to write about the artistic domains they inhabit. From undergraduates taking introductory arts courses, to MFA students writing theses and academic journal articles, thousands of students nationwide are creating and performing art—witnessing an array of creative processes, performances and exhibitions—and attempting to write about their experiences. This special issue delivers articles from contributors who explore connections between the teaching and learning of writing and the performing and visual arts in the classroom or studio, in writing centers, and elsewhere across the disciplines. Thirteen authors energetically perform theoretical and literature-review focused pieces, case studies, and innovative multimodal hybrid webtexts.
All told, contributors offer ideas and experiences that are thoughtful and thought provoking, artful and inspired by artists. With no further ado, please raise the curtains and let the shows begin…
Introducing … Create, Perform, Write: WAC, WID, and the Performing and Visual Arts!
Steven Corbett and Betsy Cooper
Creative Thinking for 21st Century Composing Practices: Creativity Pedagogies across Disciplines
Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter
The Woven Body: Embodying Text in Performance Art and the Writing Center
Michael Rifenburg and Lindsey Allgood
Writing to Learn and Learning to Perform: Lessons from a Writing Intensive Course in Experimental Theatre Studio
Jim Henry and Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker
Publication Date: December 28, 2015