For any who are still hanging in there on the topic, here is McGurl's diagram from The Program Era of the relationships among various creative writing areas:
Note how genre fiction is put to one side and does not figure in the world of university workshops. Genre may be introduced in an ironic fashion, but it does not have any prestige, in and of itself.
Now please, I am not stating my ideas here as facts or making judgments. This is simply descriptive.