This project seeks to contribute to the field of screenwriting, with a specific focus on how it is taught.
The Higher Education Academy (UK)
There is currently very little scholarship available on the teaching of screenwriting, even though the presence of screenwriting in the academy has risen astronomically in the last 10 years. A symposium was held at the University of Salford, UK, in April 2014, which was attended by 60 delegates. The next step of this project will be the compiling of an edited collection.
Description of the edited collection
Screenwriters and Screenwriting is an innovative, fresh and lively book that is useful for both screenwriting practice and academic study. It is international in scope, with case studies and analyses from the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, Ireland and Denmark. The book presents a distinctive collection of chapters from creative academics and critical practitioners that serve one purpose: to put aspects of screenwriting practice into their relevant contexts. Focusing on how screenplays are written, developed and received, the contributors challenge assumptions of what 'screenwriting studies' might be, and celebrates the role of the screenwriter in the creation of a screenplay. It is intended to be thought provoking and stimulating, with the ultimate aim of inspiring current and future screenwriting practitioners and scholars.
- Dr Craig Batty
- Professor Erik Knudsen (Salford)
- Dr Nicole King (Higher Education Academy)
- The University of Salford (UK)
- The Higher Education Academy (UK)
- The National Association of Writers in Education (UK)