This study reflects on the idea of community of practice in a corpus of contemporary Latin American texts that address literary workshops as a learning space. Thus, it is intended to demonstrate how the idea of community of practice, such as that of pedagogical identity or repertoire, appears in contemporary texts as an established, recognisable practice and, in general, linked to the idea of an ignorant schoolmaster (Rancière). For this reason, the study reviews the classes of Hebe Uhart compiled by Liliana Villanueva; the chronicles of Villanueva on the workshops of renowned Latin American authors such as Abelardo Castillo and Liliana Heker; and essays by Tamara Kamenzsain, Fabián Casas, and Luis López-Aliaga. Lastly, the study highlights texts by prominent Latin American writers in which they reflect on the practice of writing as a community exercise of the creation of knowledge developed and reproduced by practitioners.
- communities of practice
- Creative writing
- the ignorant schoolmaster
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Literature and Literary Theory