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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Creativity’s Essential Others. Notes Towards a Poetics of Re-creation.
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'Through verbal experiment as well as critical and historical exposition, this shows how much more there is to notions of creation than creativity as currently understood. It also highlights the crucial contribution of alternative terms such as imagination, inspiration and emergence. Building on the recognition that the ‘create’ terms span discourses ranging from the divine to the human and the artistic to the commercial, there is concerted modeling of a wide variety of contemporary possibilities such as ‘hyper-creation’, ‘de-’ and ‘re-creat-ing’ and ‘post-creatives’. These cue fresh encounters with classic, especially biblical ‘creation’ texts and develop into an expansive program of seriously playful poetics, including ‘diagrammatics’, ‘dialogics’ and a generically hybrid form of ‘con-verse-ation’. The reader is invited to participate as re-writer throughout, so the process is radically recreational and the project openly ongoing.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Making It New: Finding Contemporary Meanings for Creativity no. 40 Michael Biggs (editor), Kevin Brophy (editor), Monica Carroll (editor), Paul Magee (editor), Jen Webb (editor), 2017 11181505 2017 periodical issue

    'Creativity is one of the important catchwords of the early 21st century. It is invoked by government, industry, and the academy, positioned as the motive force for economic and technological innovation, and widely claimed in the literature of business and organisational management as an explicatory concept and a key ingredient for success. It can be surprising to artists in all the many forms and modes of practice that a word we had long seen as ‘ours’ has so thoroughly and promiscuously slipped from our grasp. However, there is knowledge in all those other disciplines and domains that is potentially of value to creative writers, performing artists and plastic artists, as well as all our cousins in allied art forms.' (Monica Carroll and Jen Webb Introduction)

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