1st Edition

Discourse and Creativity

By Rodney Jones Copyright 2012
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    Discourse and Creativity examines the way different approaches to discourse analysis conceptualize the notion of creativity and address it analytically. It includes examples of studies of creativity from a variety of traditions and examines the following key areas, how people interpret and use discourse, the processes and practices of discourse production, discourse in modes other than written and spoken language, and the relationship between discourse and the technologies used to produce it.

    Discourse and Creativity combines a forward-thinking and interdisciplinary approach to the topic of creativity; this collection will be of great value to students and scholars in applied linguistics, stylistics, and communication studies.

    1. Introduction: Discourse and Creativity

    Rodney H. Jones




    SECTION ONE: Literary Creativity


    2. Literary Creativity

    Michael Toolan


    3. Ethics and imagination in literary reading

    Peter Stockwell


    4. Creative interpretations: Discourse analysis and literary reading

    Joan Swann




    SECTION TWO: Creativity in Professional Communication


    5. Creative exploitation of socio-pragmatic space in professional


    Vijay K. Bhatia


    6. Creative collaboration in the public relations industry

    Rodney H. Jones, Vijay K. Bhatia, Stephen Bremner, Anne Peirson-Smith




    SECTION THREE: Multimodal Creativity


    7. Creativity in pictorial and multimodal advertising metaphors

    Charles Forceville


    8. Design, production and creativity

    Theo van Leeuwen


    9. The creation of a community artist in everyday life: Long-duration

    process and creative actions

    Sigrid Norris




    SECTION FOUR: Discourse, Creativity and Technology


    10. Determined creativity: Language play in new media discourse

    Crispin Thurlow


    11. Archeology in a virtual world: Schome Park

    Julia Gillen


    12. Designing location-based mobile fiction: the case of NarraHand

    Andrew Morrison, Henry Mainsah, Idunn Sem, Martin Havnør


    13. Skating across timescales: Creativity in dynamical systems

    Rodney H. Jones


    Rodney Jones is the Associate Head of the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong.