The Role of Literature in Enhancing Creative Writing from Teachers’ Perspectives

  •  Ahmed Adam    
  •  Yousif Babiker    


The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of teaching literature on developing creative writing from teachers' perspectives. To best understand English literature and be involved and equipped of carrying out such critical work or analysis it is essential to first consider how texts are written before they come into being. Therefore, this study investigates to establish a theoretical approach to undergraduate creative writing development through teaching English literature. The study sample consists of fifty English language university teachers. This paper presents the results from teachers' questionnaire. Generally, the results show that teaching English literature can enhance students' creative writing of short stories, dramatic scenes and develop creative imagination. The results also reveal that students develop their language use when writing. Teaching literature can also improve better use of literary techniques, figures of speech and literary elements in creative writing.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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