Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Patterns of Creativity reflects on the implications of recent neuro-science findings, evolutionary theory and linguistics for ideas about creativity and the practice of creativity.

'Kevin Brophy approaches questions of art and creation from-the-inside, that is as a poet himself. The conclusions about what it might mean to be a creative writer are counter-intuitive. What might it mean to understand the production of art as an evolutionary process with no endpoint and no goal? If consciousness is a minor player in decision-making and problem-solving as recent neuro-science findings suggest, how best might an artist manage conscious intentions while seeking to make original art?

'Brophy argues that consciousness must be managed in new ways if creativity is to be sourced, that much of what we learn in education is learned without consciousness being involved, that a writer must read with a particular agenda, that writing is itself a particular kind of communication beyond speech, requiring specific skills. He argues that the metaphor is not merely a poetic device but is central to the way human thought proceeds and the way communication happens. It is the strange and surprising view-from-within informed by those views science offers to art that preoccupy these investigations.' (From the publisher's website.)

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      Rodopi , 2009 .
      Extent: 203p.
      ISBN: 9789042027206 (pbk.)
      Series: y Consciousness, Literature and the Arts Rodopi (publisher), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2005- Z1732104 2005 series - publisher criticism Number in series: 22

Works about this Work

Dissanayake’s ‘Motherese’ and Poetic Praxis : Theorising Emotion and Inarticulacy Maria Takolander , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , July vol. 4 no. 1 2014;
'This paper engages with biopoetic paradigms for understanding creativity and, especially, poetry. While acknowledging the tensions that have long existed between the sciences and the humanities, this paper argues that the work of the US sociobiologist Ellen Dissanayake provides exciting opportunities for rethinking poetic praxis that extend Romantic paradigms. Dissanayake’s theory of poetry’s origins in ‘motherese’, the emotionally charged and dynamic language through which mothers or caregivers engage their children, is of particular interest. Dissanayake’s conception of poetry’s genesis provides us with a new way of theorising two key features of poetic creativity—emotionalism and inarticulacy—that resonate with a Romantic phenomenology of poetic praxis as well as with this author’s experience of writing poetry.' (Publication abstract)
Tennis in the Fog Jane R. Goodall , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 325 2010; (p. 53, 54)

— Review of Patterns of Creativity : Investigations into the Sources and Methods of Creativity Kevin Brophy 2009 selected work criticism
Untitled Marcelle Freiman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : Special Issue Website Series , October no. 8 2010;

— Review of Patterns of Creativity : Investigations into the Sources and Methods of Creativity Kevin Brophy 2009 selected work criticism
Tennis in the Fog Jane R. Goodall , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 325 2010; (p. 53, 54)

— Review of Patterns of Creativity : Investigations into the Sources and Methods of Creativity Kevin Brophy 2009 selected work criticism
Untitled Marcelle Freiman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : Special Issue Website Series , October no. 8 2010;

— Review of Patterns of Creativity : Investigations into the Sources and Methods of Creativity Kevin Brophy 2009 selected work criticism
Dissanayake’s ‘Motherese’ and Poetic Praxis : Theorising Emotion and Inarticulacy Maria Takolander , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , July vol. 4 no. 1 2014;
'This paper engages with biopoetic paradigms for understanding creativity and, especially, poetry. While acknowledging the tensions that have long existed between the sciences and the humanities, this paper argues that the work of the US sociobiologist Ellen Dissanayake provides exciting opportunities for rethinking poetic praxis that extend Romantic paradigms. Dissanayake’s theory of poetry’s origins in ‘motherese’, the emotionally charged and dynamic language through which mothers or caregivers engage their children, is of particular interest. Dissanayake’s conception of poetry’s genesis provides us with a new way of theorising two key features of poetic creativity—emotionalism and inarticulacy—that resonate with a Romantic phenomenology of poetic praxis as well as with this author’s experience of writing poetry.' (Publication abstract)
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