I convinced him to give me a bit of space over here to talk about creative writing, and this is all I get! When I mention this website, he just starts quoting John Henry Newman. "There is nothing more noble than the creation of a university . .." Blah Blah Blah. I don't know, maybe he's onto something! Maybe you should decide for yourself: creativeuniversities.com
A very warm welcome!
This is the personal website of Graeme Harper. He is pleased to work with many fine colleagues in a wide range of countries around the world. He is Director of The Honors College and Professor at Oakland University, Michigan, USA, and an Honorary Professor in the UK and Australia. You can contact him on the email addresses to the left of screen.
Medicine. On the Communion Islands medical science is very advanced, and Dr Carl Torrance is perhaps most advanced of all. But what of the fruit bats, thousands upon thousands of them it appears, and why is everything here so very very old?
Visit the Communion Islands. Brooke assists with this informational work on the Communion Islands.
Camera Phone. How powerful a vision has the young and modern film-maker, connected by cell phone to the entire world? This new novel with the fine Parlor Press.
Moon Dance. Being born in the 1960s can take ten years of your life. . . . Sometimes the universe and our lives entwine. In the era of the space race, as JFK sent us rocketing toward The Moon, a family, a life, a love, was being created in a tropical beach house. Moon Dance is the story of a decade, a conception, a family, a birth. One small step for man, one giant leap for womankind!
Small Maps of the World. This new collection of fiction by Graeme Harper, writing as Brooke Biaz, investigates the meanings attached to events in place; and then the tourism of time bound to places, with bountiful humor and wit unearths the bonds between individuals and location but also wonders on the underlying connections between people and their sense of belonging.read more
Brooke was honored to be Culture Minister of the Communion Islands (2001-2009), and for this ambassadorial work was recently awarded the 'Koolai-Kanakan' (or 'key') to the Islands:
For more information about travel to, and accommodation on, the Communion Islands contact:
Inside Creative Writing. What is involved in the act of creative writing? Inside Creative Writing features original interviews with creative writers and reveals the different ways in which they speak of their writing lives. The book considers drafting, writing habits, knowledge and understanding in creative writing, and reading. There are practical exercises and questions with each topic. (Palgrave, 2012)
Research Methods in Creative Writing, a discussion of creative writing research methods, with contributors from the USA, UK, Australia and South Africa - an edited collection with Jeri Kroll (Palgrave, 2012)
Journal Special Issues/Editor: "Creative Writing Around the World" (New Writing, 2012: Out Now) "Practice-Led Research" (CIJ: Out Now) "Publishing and the State of Publishing" (Creative Industries Journal);
Cinema, Culture and Community. A book about the cinematic appearance of culture and community. With J.R.Rayner (CSP 2012)
Projectorings. Medical spaces, Design and comprehension - a series of video explorations of medical space and social interaction in medical habitats. With a creative and critical outline of how imaginative knowledge informs medical understanding and human engagement in medicine, this work explores how changing habitats to incorporate creative knowledge can enhance human interaction and individual thriving.
Virtual Clay, Electric Glass. Working with colleagues across the USA, we produced the first virtual arts studio, complete with interactive studio spaces, virtual tool displays and critical explorations. The documentary film of Virtual Clay, Electric Glass is currently being screened across the USA.
On Creative Writing. What is Creative Writing? Millions of people do it, but how do we do it, really? What evidence of its undertaking does Creative Writing produce? How do we explore Creative Writing, as both art form and mode of communication, and how to we come to understand it? On Creative Writing considers what lies at the core of the very human creative activity called Creative Writing.read more
Books, new media, stories, articles, and events.
Works in progress:
Medical Habitats and Creative Knowledge, an exploration of the nature of creative knowledge that can be employed in the design of medical space and healthcare habitats.
Cinema and Landscape: Design, Discovery and Communication, a second volume in the film and landscape series.
Sally's Music, The World Hotel in the World and Reflections. with illustrator, Steve Whittle.
Quasimodo's Breakfast: Creative Practice Research. The first comprehensive case-study.
Creative Research Methods, a collection of essays, edited with J.Kroll, exploring creative and critical understanding in creative practice.
Our Medical Imaginations: Creativity, Design and Human Thriving - an international video linked event to Nobel Prize winners (Medicine), hospitals, scientists, visual media, writers and design researchers, to explore imaginative knowledge in medicine. 2nd Video Link: 8 February 2011: @medicalhabitats.com
Collaboration Laboratory - third Virtual Global Studio event, 21 May 2011 - linked, live locations on every continent, creating a worldwide studio collaboration: @collaborationlaboratory.com
Natural Sciences, New Habitats: a discussion forum to be held at Imperial College, London, to discuss evolving human spaces connected to synaptic technologies, and changes in ideas of space and time brought about by 21st Century technologies. (located adjacent to the Natural History Museum), June 19th 2011. @synaptictechnologies.org
Contributes to journals and magazines worldwide. And has four journal editing obsessions:
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge/Taylor and Francis), the first independent journal for Creative Writing in universities and colleges.. A research journal, a journal for creative works, discussions of creative writing, writers, and the teaching of creative writing, (See Below)
Studies in European Cinema, (Intellect) Graeme edits this with Owen Evans. In this journal film experts worldwide debate European film, past and present, within Europe and European film traditions adopted and adapted around the world.
The Creative Industries Journal. (Intellect) Graeme works with Simon Roodhouse and Debi Hayes on this one. He's Associate Editor, along with Debi. Simon takes the look-out position. Discussion of the World's most vibrant economic sector: the creative sector!
The Journal of European Culture. investigates the creative cultures of Europe, present and past. Exploring European imagery, media, new media, film, music, art and design, architecture, drama and dance, fine art, literature and the writing arts, and more, the journal is also of interest to those considering the influence of European creativity and European creative artefacts worldwide
Great Writing. The UK's international conference. Now in its 14th great year. The 2011 Conference to be held at Imperial College, London, June 18-19th 2011. Info: @greatwriting.org.uk
Universities are places where knowledge dwells, where knowledge can be explored and where knowledge can independently develop. The following projects highlight this process:
Creative Knowledge and Successful Habitats. A project to determine the extent to which creative knowledge can inform the development of successful cost-effective human habitats. This project is also connected to the Learning Cities and Medical Habitats projects.
Projectorings. Developing medical space with vision and sound - a collaboration considering how imaginative knowledge, applied to medical architecture, can better support human thriving.
ARTEFACT. Investigating the historical artefacts of creative practice.
Emeritus.org. The world's scholarly talent, at any age. Developing a lifelong knowledge stream.
Creative Universities. An international universities network promoting the university ideal.
International Center for Creative Writing Research (ICCWR). An international Creative Writing initiative - the first of its kind. All welcome!
Creative Lab. Cross-disciplinary creative research, through new digital experience ("synaptic") technologies.
Institute for Research Leadership in the Arts and Humanities (IRLAH) Supporting research leaders in the Arts and Humanities
Great Writing. The UK's international conference. Now in its 14th great year. 2011 Conference to be held at Imperial College, London, June 18-19th 2011. @greatwriting.org.uk
European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF). The international forum and annual conference for the discussion of the films of Europe, and European cinematic techniques beyond Europe - now in its 11th year.
Professors Forum. The title "professor" must mean something. Supporting research innovation and leadership in universities, and in collaboration with public and private partners.
eliterature. New works for disk, web and mobile phone.
Research Innovation. The good undertake, but the best innovate.