Poetics of the Creative Process

Such awareness may help the playwright understand his or her creative vision more clearly . However , the explication of creative process must be understood only as a guide . Just as technique must be used not to impede creativity but ...

Author: Femi Euba

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UVA:X004901925

Category: Drama

Page: 165

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Based on the author's teaching methods and experience, the book presents an examination and analysis of the creative process of playwriting through the insight of the very foundations of drama and theatre-the ritual process. Using the playwright as a ritual quester, it attempts to concretize the playwright's creative experience from the gestation of a dramatic idea, through the development of that idea, to its expression as a scripted and theatrical expression. To give the concept a wider scope, parallels and/or contrasts are often made with similar creative experiences, especially performative. The first part of the book visually crystallizes the ritual-creative concept in the psychical emanations of the questing playwright; the second part locates the concept in the dramatic structure, a result of the physical engagement, struggle and expression of the playwright. Various established dramatic works, classical and contemporary, are used to illustrate this creative concept.

Reflectring Pool

Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.

Author: Laurence Carr

Publisher: Codhill Press

ISBN: 1930337981


Page: 172

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Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.

The Page Is Printed

The book considers Hughes's changing ideas about how poetry 'ought' to be written, discussing how these affect his creative process.

Author: Carrie Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781800855359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Does it matter when and where a poem was written? Or on what kind of paper? How do the author's ideas about inspiration or how a poem should be written precondition the moment of putting pen to paper? This monograph explores these questions in offering the first full-length study of Ted Hughes's poetic process. Hughes's extensive archives held in the UK and US form the basis of the book's unique exploration of his writing process. It analyses Hughes's techniques throughout his career, arguing that his self-conscious experimentation with the processes by which he wrote profoundly affected both the style and subject matter of his work. The book considers Hughes's changing ideas about how poetry 'ought' to be written, discussing how these affect his creative process. It presents a fresh exploration of Hughes's major collections across the span of his career to build a detailed illustration of how his writing methods altered. The book thus restores the materiality of paper and ink to Hughes's poems, reading their histories, the stories they tell of their composition, and of the intellectual and creative environments in which they were gestated, born and matured. In the process, it offers a template for new approaches in authorship studies, reframing one of the twentieth century's most iconic literary figures through the unseen histories of his creative process.

Towards a Poetics of Creative Writing

This book offers an in-depth study of the poetics of creative writing as a subject in the dramatically changing context of practice as research, taking into account the importance of the subjectivity of the writer as researcher.

Author: Dominique Hecq

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This book offers an in-depth study on the poetics of creative writing as a subject in the dramatically changing context of practice as research, taking into account the importance of the subjectivity of the writer as researcher. It explores creative writing and theory while offering critical antecedents, theoretical directions and creative interchanges. The book narrows the focus on psychoanalysis, particularly with regard to Lacan and creative practice, and demonstrates that creative writing is research in its own right. The poetics at stake neither denotes the study or the techniques of poetry, but rather the means by which writers formulate and discuss attitudes to their work.

Time for Educational Poetics

Educational poetics is not found in utility and profit, its root are of another nature, outlined by certain ... Tagore understood the role of freedom and dynamism of the learning process through observing the creative process of poetry.

Author: Xicoténcatl Martínez Ruiz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004398061

Category: Education

Page: 114

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Time for Educational Poetics address a discussion of today’s philosophy of education and educational research: educational poetics is not limited to a theoretical construction, but rather focuses on creative, imaginative and poetic experience, to being recreated in the teaching-learning process.

Rainer Maria Rike 1893 1908 Poetry as Process A Poetics of Becoming

The pre-eminence of the colour blue, so resonant for Rilke, and the discussion of 'Blätter' (initiated, as we have seen, in the very first poem 'Früher Apollo'), suggests that this poem can be seen as a metonym of his creative process.

Author: Ben Hutchinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351196376

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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"Rainer Maria Rilkes' early verse is often seen as having little relevance to the great achievement of the middle years, the Neue Gedichte. Yet the very different styles of the juvenilia and this new maturity are united by a preoccupation with processes of motion and growth which governs both his life and work. In this meticulous philological study, Ben Hutchinson reassesses every level of Rilkes early poetry, from its motives and metaphors to its very grammar and syntax, in order to trace what he terms a poetics of becoming. With careful attention to rhythm, resonance and linguistic detail, he illuminates both the hidden patterns of the poetry and the artistic context of the fin-de-siecle. From its roots in the intellectual climate of the 1890s to the poems inspired by Rodin in 1908, Rilkes stylistic development is set against the surprising consistency with which he pursues this poetics of becoming."

Poetics of Dance

processual character of creativity, to the self-referentiality of the system; and to the dialogical quality of structures and media involved in the creative process. The function of the author and the prominent role of the artwork ...

Author: Gabriele Brandstetter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199916573

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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When it was first published in Germany in 1995, Poetics of Dance was already seen as a path-breaking publication, the first to explore the relationships between the birth of modern dance, new developments in the visual arts, and the renewal of literature and drama in the form of avant-garde theatrical and movement productions of the early twentieth-century. Author Gabriele Brandstetter established in this book not only a relation between dance and critical theory, but in fact a full interdisciplinary methodology that quickly found foothold with other areas of research within dance studies. The book looks at dance at the beginnings of the 20th century, the time during which modern dance first began to make its radical departure from the aesthetics of classical ballet. Brandstetter traces modern dance's connection to new innovations and trends in visual and literary arts to argue that modern dance is in fact the preeminent symbol of modernity. As Brandstetter demonstrates, the aesthetic renewal of dance vocabulary which was pursued by modern dancers on both sides of the Atlantic - Isadora Duncan and Loie Fuller, Valeska Gert and Oskar Schlemmer, Vaslav Nijinsky and Michel Fokine - unfurled itself in new ideas about gender and subjectivity in the arts more generally, thus reflecting the modern experience of life and the self-understanding of the individual as an individual. As a whole, the book makes an important contribution to the theory of modernity.

The Poetics of Digital Media

The noun 'poetics' underscores a similar relationship between creative processes and poetry as a literary form. The OED gives two main definitions: the first casts poetics as 'the aspect of literary criticism ...

Author: Paul Frosh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509532681

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Media are poetic forces. They produce and reveal worlds, representing them to our senses and connecting them to our lives. While the poetic powers of media are perceptual, symbolic, social and technical, they are also profoundly moral and existential. They matter for how we reflect upon and act in a shared, everyday world of finite human existence. The Poetics of Digital Media explores the poetic work of media in digital culture. Developing an argument through close readings of overlooked or denigrated media objects – screenshots, tagging, selfies and more – the book reveals how media shape the taken-for-granted structures of our lives, and how they disclose our world through sudden moments of visibility and tangibility. Bringing us face to face with the conditions of our existence, it investigates how the ‘given’ world we inhabit is given through media. This book is important reading for students and scholars of media theory, philosophy of media, visual culture and media aesthetics.

Policing and the Poetics of Everyday Life

Both responses, on the contrary, are grounded in processes of abstraction and typification, which enable what is ... Taken together, these ideas clarify an ontological notion of the poetic as that creative process by which the lifeworld ...

Author: Jonathan M. Wender

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252033711

Category: Philosophy

Page: 243

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A former police sergeant draws on philosophy, literature, and art to reveal the profound--indeed poetic--significance of police-citizen encounters

The Ground Zero of the Arts Rules Processes Forms

See also Arthood; Creative Process; Formalization; Making; Rules for artistic creation; Poetry; Structure Artistic process 69n., 86, 86n. See also Normative matrix; Formalization; Formativity; Variability Artistic value 3–6, 98, 109.

Author: Davide Dal Sasso

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004498624

Category: Art

Page: 168

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The publication proposes to investigate the arts from the inside, namely, their common foundations: the rules for artistic creation, the processes that involve artists in their activities, the forms that they can achieve. An inquiry about art-making and artistic practices.

Transcultural Poetics and the Concept of the Poet

Creation in both emphasises an anonymity which is tensional and impersonal. Although Eliot cites the chemical analogy in the production of a poetic product and poesis we encounter two forces in the creative process: one is the principle ...

Author: Ranjan Ghosh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317576686

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Critiquing the politics and dynamics of the transcultural poetics of reading literature, this book demonstrates an ambitious understanding of the concept of the poet across a wide range of traditions – Anglo-American, German, French, Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, Bengali, Urdu – and philosophies of creativity that are rarely studied side by side. Ghosh carves out unexplored spaces of negotiation and intersections between literature, aesthetics and philosophy. The book demonstrates an original method of ‘global comparison’ that displaces the relatively staid and historicist categories that have underpinned comparative literature approaches so far, since they rarely dare stray beyond issues of influence and schools, or new 'world literature' approaches that affirm cosmopolitanism and transnationalism as overarching themes. Going beyond comparatism and reformulating the chronological patterns of reading, this bold book introduces new methodologies of reading literature to configure the concept of the poet from Philip Sidney to T. S Eliot, reading the notion of the poet through completely new theoretical and epistemic triggers. Commonly known texts and sometimes well-circulated ideas are subjected to refreshing reading in what the author calls the ‘transcultural now’ and (in)fusionised transpoetical matrices. By moving between theories of poetry and literature that come from widely separated times, contexts, and cultures, this book shows the relevance of canonical texts to a theory of the future as marked by post-global concerns.

Shakespeare s Poetics

THE CREATIVE PROCESS Theseus clearly distinguishes two phases in this process. The first is reached when the imagination - the poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling and glancing from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven - bodies forth ...

Author: Ekbert Faas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521308250

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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This book tackles the topic of how Shakespeare viewed his own craft and creativity.

Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory

Nadezhda Mandelshtam gives an account of the creative process that results in such mnemonic poems. Note that in the following passage she is describing not just her husband, but a generalized “poet,” because her analysis draws on a ...

Author: Mikhail Gronas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136905650

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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In this volume, Gronas addresses the full range of psychological, social, and historical issues that bear on the mnemonic existence of modern literary works, particularly Russian literature. He focuses on the mnemonic processes involved in literary creativity, and the question of how our memories of past reading experiences shape the ways in which we react to literary works. The book also examines the concrete mnemonic qualities of poetry, as well as the social uses to which poetry memorization has historically been put to use. This study will appeal to scholars of cognitive poetics, Russian literature, and cultural studies.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

remarks on the creative process, and intense feeling, so invite consideration as the first identifiable oeuvre of an individual poet in world lit. □ Anthologies: The Harps That Once, trans. T. Jacobsen ( ); The Literature of ...

Author: Roland Greene

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691154916

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1639

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Rev. ed. of: The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors. 1993.

Louis H Sullivan and a 19th Century Poetics of Naturalized Architecture

For all these writers, poetry was the exemplary artistic medium for expressing ontological and epistemological truths. ... and writers inquired into the origins of the creative process, the aesthetic experience, and poetic language.

Author: LaurenS. Weingarden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351559713

Category: Art

Page: 456

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For most of the twentieth century, modernist viewers dismissed the architectural ornament of Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) and the majority of his theoretical writings as emotional outbursts of an outmoded romanticism. In this study, Lauren Weingarden reveals Sullivan's eloquent articulation of nineteenth-century romantic practices - literary, linguistic, aesthetic, spiritual, and nationalistic - and thus rescues Sullivan and his legacy from the narrow role imposed on him as a pioneer of twentieth-century modernism. Using three interpretive models, discourse theory, poststructural semiotic analysis, and a pragmatic concept of sign-functions, she restores the integrity of Sullivan's artistic choices and his historical position as a culminating figure within nineteenth-century romanticism. By giving equal weight to Louis Sullivan's writings and designs, Weingarden shows how he translated both Ruskin's tenets of Gothic naturalism and Whitman's poetry of the American landscape into elemental structural forms and organic ornamentation. Viewed as a site where various romantic discourses converged, Sullivan's oeuvre demands a cross-disciplinary exploration of each discursive practice, and its "rules of accumulation, exclusion, reactivation." The overarching theme of this study is the interrogation and restitution of those Foucauldian rules that enabled Sullivan to articulate architecture as a pictorial mode of landscape art, which he considered co-equal with the spiritual and didactic functions of landscape poetry.

The Poetics of Epiphany in the Spanish Lyric of Today

The works of these poets best embody the invigorating results. Their efforts, as this book will demonstrate, reveal their own unique creative endeavors to engage with the poem as a method of epistemic inquiry.

Author: Judith Nantell

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684481590

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Drawing on the poetry of four major voices in the Spanish lyric of today, Judith Nantell explores the epistemic works of Luis Muñoz, Abraham Gragera, Josep M. Rodríguez, and Ada Salas, arguing that, for them, the poem is the fundamental means of exploring the nature of both knowledge and poetry. In this first interpretive analysis of the epistemic nature of their poetry, Nantell innovatively engages these poets, each of whom has contributed one of their own poems along with a previously unpublished explication of their chosen poem. Each also provides an original biographical sketch to support Nantell’s development of a poetics of epiphany. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.