Communicating Creativity

The Discursive Facilitation of Creative Activity in Arts

  • Darryl Hocking

Part of the Communicating in Professions and Organizations book series (PSPOD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 297-307

About this book


This book provides an extensive and original analysis of the way that written and spoken communication facilitates creative practice in the university art and design studio. Challenging the established view of creativity as a personal attribute which can be objectively measured, the author demonstrates instead that creativity and creative practice are constructed through a complex array of intersecting discourses, each shaped by wider socio-historical contexts, beliefs and values. The author draws upon a range of methods and resources to capture this dynamic complexity from corpus linguistics to ethnography and multimodal analysis. This innovative volume will appeal to students and scholars of discourse analysis, creativity, and applied linguistics. It will also appeal to art and design educators.


architecture arts arts education communication creative writing creativity discourse education industrial design linguistics social science writing

Authors and affiliations

  • Darryl Hocking
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  1. 1.AUT UniversityAucklandNew Zealand

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