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Writerly dynamics and culturally situated authentic human existence in Amalia Kahana-Carmon's theory of creative writing

Jones, Raya Abigail 2014. Writerly dynamics and culturally situated authentic human existence in Amalia Kahana-Carmon's theory of creative writing. Culture & Psychology 20 (1) , pp. 118-144. 10.1177/1354067X13515935

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Abstract

This study concerns the theorizing of selfhood (rather than creativity), especially in narrative psychology. It is argued that creative writing mediates self-understanding in distinctive ways that are different from autobiographical narration. A concept of writerly dynamics, to do with the reciprocity between writing narrative fiction and the writer’s self-understanding, is introduced and posited as a complex process that involves creative opportunism, a consolidation of an imaginal space within the texts, and mythopoesis. The theory is illustrated with a detailed case study of literary writer Amalia Kahana-Carmon, focusing on the longitudinal interplay between the artistic themes of her fiction, her theory of creative writing, and ultimately her identity as a writer, all of which should be considered as culturally situated.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creative writing; self-understanding; dialogicality; narrative fiction; Hebrew literature
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 1354-067X
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2019 14:58
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/58264

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