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Title: Understanding Creativity and Creative Writing
Department: Humanities and Social Sciences
Author: Prof. Neelima Talwar
University: IIT Bombay
Type: WebLink
Abstract: In the context of the rapid growth of communication technologies and globalization, new debates and concerns regarding creativity have emerged. These discussions will be posited to energize creative concerns as a key ingredient of knowledge building.
Creativity an abstract noun has many connotations and synonyms such as imagination, inspiration, genius, talent, originality etc. Its demands in different domains of knowledge and human behaviour will be examined through research in Creativity Studies.
The course opens up creative space for students of diverse academic backgrounds: Literary Studies, Science, Technology, Design, Social Studies, Architecture and so on. Reading and Writing are central to knowledge building. With focus on Creative Writing, disciplinary diversity will be posed as a source of innovations. Wide range of compositional activities will be generated to provoke discussions about the notion of the creative self. Contemporary issues of multilinguality, science'technology'humanities interface; globalization; youth and crisis will be problematized.
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