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Aesthetic Creativity: Insights from classical literary theory on creative learning

Hellström, Tomas LU (2011) In Educational Philosophy and Theory 43(4). p.321-335
Abstract
This paper addresses the subject of textual creativity by drawing on work done in classical literary theory and criticism, specifically new criticism, structuralism and early poststructuralism. The question of how readers and writers engage creatively with the text is closely related to educational concerns, though they are often thought of as separate disciplines. Modern literary theory in many ways collapses this distinction in its concern for how literariness is achieved and, specifically, how 'literary quality' is accomplished in the textual and the social dimension. Taking literary and aesthetic creativity as a point of departure in the reading of five central authors in classical literary criticism, the paper identifies the processes... (More)
This paper addresses the subject of textual creativity by drawing on work done in classical literary theory and criticism, specifically new criticism, structuralism and early poststructuralism. The question of how readers and writers engage creatively with the text is closely related to educational concerns, though they are often thought of as separate disciplines. Modern literary theory in many ways collapses this distinction in its concern for how literariness is achieved and, specifically, how 'literary quality' is accomplished in the textual and the social dimension. Taking literary and aesthetic creativity as a point of departure in the reading of five central authors in classical literary criticism, the paper identifies the processes of narrative imagination and emotional identification as central to the role that the textual dimension plays in the creative process of the author/reader-particularly in the way it provides a space for experimentation and self-reflexion through 'storying'. (Less)
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aesthetic creativity, learning, literary theory, narrative
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Educational Philosophy and Theory
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43
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4
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321 - 335
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1469-5812
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10.1111/j.1469-5812.2008.00502.x
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  series       = {Educational Philosophy and Theory},
  title        = {Aesthetic Creativity: Insights from classical literary theory on creative learning},
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  volume       = {43},
  year         = {2011},
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