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Recovering Inspiration in the Spaces of Creative Writing

Brace, C and Johns-Putra, A (2010) Recovering Inspiration in the Spaces of Creative Writing Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 35 (3). pp. 399-413.

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Abstract

This paper emerges from a project conducted between academics in literary studies and geography that explored the creative process amongst writers who write for pleasure. It seeks to understand writing as creative process as well as simply representation, recovering process as a part of creative making. Building on a long tradition of theorising process and creativity in literary studies, which has cumulatively discredited the idea of inspiration, this paper asks whether a fresh engagement between geography, literary studies and other work on creative writing can provide new insights into the creative process. Recognising that questions of representation have been pursued with different trajectories in geography and literary studies, this paper attempts to identify our common intellectual concerns as well as asking whether a rapprochement between questions of representation and non-representational theory can provide the stimulus for an enlivened account that recovers the place of inspiration in creative writing. © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) 2010.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > English
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Brace, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Johns-Putra, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 7 April 2010
Identification Number : 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2010.00390.x
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 15 Jan 2014 12:01
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/728055

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