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Author McGurl, Mark, 1966-

Title The program era : postwar fiction and the rise of creative writing / Mark McGurl.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  808.0420711 M179p 2009    ---  Available
Description xiv, 466 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-455) and index.
Contents Introduction: halls of mirror -- Autobardolatry: modernist fiction, progressive education, "creative writing" -- Understanding Iowa: the religion of institutionalization -- The social construction of unreality: creative writing in the open system -- Our phonocentrism: finding the voice of the (minority) storyteller -- The hidden injuries of craft: mass higher education and lower-middle-class modernism -- Art and alma mater: the family, the nation, and the primal scene of instruction -- Miniature America: or, the program in transplanetary perspective -- Afterword: systematic excellence.
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Creative writing (Higher education) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780674033191 (alk. paper)
0674033191 (alk. paper)

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