Creative writing and academic timelessness

Publication Type:
Journal Article
New Writing, 2019, 16 (2), pp. 148 - 157
Issue Date:
Filename Description Size
Creative writing and academic timelessness.pdfPublished Version993.48 kB
Adobe PDF
Full metadata record
© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Time is a rare commodity in the academy. Academics are often inundated with multiple teaching, administrative and coordinating tasks, which detracts from time for creative writing and research. This paper discusses the problem of time poverty in academia. It proposes that engaging in creative modes, such as expressive, embodied and poetic writing, can generate a sense of timelessness. Timelessness will be defined as the sensation of fixed or frozen time, where academics are so fully engrossed in an encounter that they are unaware of time passing. Creative writing can evoke such timeless moments by connecting academics to intrinsically meaningful work that gives them pleasure.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: