The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research (CTWR) links writers, academics and Lancaster University’s postgraduate student community to extensive research activity in creative writing and its impact on society. It will raise the profile of a range of pre-existing transcultural and intercultural research activity – Moving Manchester, Crossing Borders, Radiophonics, Trans-Scriptions, Regarding War – creating a transnational and interdisciplinary environment that aims to promote the generation and comparative study of creative writing across cultures and of its interactions with different social and cultural contexts.
The activities of the Centre will stimulate and explore creative process – its definition through textual production, mobility, publication, transmission, adaptation, re-writing and translation – and its theoretical and cultural context. The Centre will encompass research-as-practice, action-research projects, study of historical and contemporary creative practice, the innovative application of information technology through e-science and the interrelationship between writing and social change. It will promote critical, pedagogical and theoretical accounts of praxis with special emphasis on cultural exchange between practitioners and with social and political institutions.