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.
|Degree Type||Masters degree|