Series editor: Philip Seargeant
Narrative, Language and Creativity: Contemporary Approaches, edited by Janet Maybin, explores recent developments in studies of narrative and creativity. Chapters use different disciplinary lenses to explore the construction of stories and their personal, social and political consequences in social life. Building on contextual, multimodal approaches to language and creativity, authors address key themes of identity, authenticity, imagination and critique.
The book brings together recent work in narrative studies, for instance on the dynamics of small stories in face-to-face and online conversations and the migration of narrative material across media, with emerging research in sociolinguistics, discourse studies and creative writing. Authors examine authentic examples of stories and narrative performances ranging from young people’s imaginary worlds, music videos and social media posts to corporate founding myths, HIV narratives, verbatim theatre and trans-cultural translations and adaptation.
Drawing on the latest research and The Open University’s wide experience of writing accessible and innovative texts, this book:
Narrative, Language and Creativity: Contemporary Approaches is essential reading for all students of English language studies.
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