Acts of Literary Creation: An Undergraduate Conference

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Conference date: Friday 19 April 2024

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Keynote speaker: Prof. Mine Özyurt Kılıç (ASBU), “Narrative Acts of Empathy: Literature as a Medium for Emotional Engagement”

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From storytelling and architectural design to moviemaking and economic production, the act of creating is intimately tied to our senses of self and community. What is creativity? What constitutes a creation? What constitutes a creature? What are the political implications of the act of creation? How might an attention to creativity impact our understandings of the history of literary thought?