Affirmation and development of voice through reading The Bluest Eye, in a creative writing class of South African students

Abstract :

The affirmation and development of voice is studied in a creative writing class of students who are learning to write through reading. The small, volunteer class of undergraduate students reflect on the development of voice in Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’. Through oral response, reflection, reading and writing practice, the effects of Morrison’s different voices, in their variety of social roles and relationships, are explored and assessed through her creative invention of language, in order to develop voices in the students’ own creative writing. Students’ awareness of the notion of voice strengthens their sense of a personal voice that adapts itself for different purposes, and helps affirm their academic voice.



Author Trew EM
Date Accessioned 2016-09-22T11:25:28Z
Date Available 2016-09-22T11:25:28Z
Date Created 1997
Identifier URL 1999
Language English
Subject 2
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Degree Type Masters degree
Degree Description  MA