Speculative Style: Creative Writing as Research

September 12, 2023 by Sonja Johnston

The latest addition to our JHI Alumni Research Lecture Series is a presentation by Professor Robert McGill (University of Toronto, Department of English), a 6-month JHI Faculty Research Fellow in 2022-23.

In this talk, McGill discusses the value of teaching Creative Writing in the academy and the unique affordances of creative writing as a form of scholarly research. He also discusses his recent collaborative research with David F. Shultz on style in science fiction, contextualizing their work in terms of McGill’s own fiction, and identifying ways in which stylistic innovations can contribute to our understanding of the world.

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