Seminar: DAMOS – Database of Mycenaean at Oslo
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:28:15 +0000
Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2015 Friday July 31 at 16:30 in room G21A, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU Federico Aurora (Oslo): ‘DAMOS – Database of Mycenaean at Oslo’ DĀMOS is an annotated corpus of all the published Mycenaean texts, allowing for a corpus linguistics approach to the study […]Read more...
Seminar: A Collection of Greek Ritual Norms (CGRN)
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:56:50 +0000
Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2015 Friday July 24 at 16:30 in room G21A, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU Saskia Peels (Liège): ‘A Collection of Greek Ritual Norms Project (CGRN)’ This talk presents the project A Collection of Greek Ritual Norms, abbreviated CGRN (University of Liège). The CGRN is […]Read more...
Publication date: Apr 26, 2011 12:37 AM
May 24, 2011 05:30 PM
End: May 24, 2011 09:30 PM
Location: House of St Barnabas, Soho
As part of a public event marking the publication of The Failure Files, an edited volume on failure and how it relates to a various aspects of today's society, Susan Greenberg will discuss her chapter on the importance of failure to learning and the creative process.
All writing that aims for originality and beauty has failure at its core. In true stories as well as fictional ones, creativity is about acting as a shaping consciousness. There is beauty in the story’s shape alone, but even more beauty and pleasure if the story leaves spaces for the imagination, and asks questions about what the writer does and does not know. Perhaps we should abandon the language of policymaking, social constructivism and ‘best practice’, and look instead to the language of poetics, which derives from the Greek root poiein, ‘to make’, giving us permission to attend to the process rather than the finished object. Thus a single word holds within itself a whole world of incompleteness, and hence imagination.
Susan Greenberg teaches creative writing at Roehampton University and works on her PhD thesis at UCL's Department of Information Studies. She also maintains a blog named Oddfish and tweets as @sgediting.
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